As Naga peace talks reach a crucial stage – a breakthrough is expected in the next few months – Naga rebel group NSCN (IM) and security forces are at loggerheads after the latter claim to have busted a recruitment racket and rescued 32 people in Mon district of Nagaland. The operation, carried out on November 21, was a joint effort by the Indian Army and the Assam Rifles, also saw the arrest of two NSCN (IM) cadres.
However, the rebel group has countered the government’s claim. In a press release the group has said the Naga youth were coming to their camps of their own volition and this was not a violation of ceasefire ground rules. Read More