Date: 9/5/2005


NAGA TRIBES DEMAND HOMELAND ON INDIA/MYANMAR FRONTIER (Reuters' news item at bottom) /// COMMENT: /// They will get it sooner than we think, and later, full sovereignty, too. /// Firstly they are CHRISTIANS and like (NON Hindu) EAST Bengal, will be offered sovereignty on a platter if they make noise. /// The dominant "HINDU BASHING" media have fired the first shot at the Gandhian nation's psyche. Look at the terrifying phrase "A fierce Christian hill tribe" seen in the news report below. /// That will scare the timid leaders (Messrs. Manmohan Singh, Vajpayee, Advani & Co.) of our gentle Hindu nation groaning under the "secular yoke" of Abdul Kalam, Sonia Khan & Vidhan in no time. /// SIXTY YEARS AGO I read a similar report "A fierce Islamic onslaught is building up" and saw the new ISLAMIC State of Pakistan come on the map within a few weeks. /// Secondly, the "uncrowned EMPRESS" of India, Sonia Khan, is a CATHOLIC herself. Her TOP SECRET sympathy lies with the NAGAS just as (secretly) Abdul Kalam's heart is in Pakistan. The Supreme Commander has NO intention on recovering North Kashmir. /// Thirdly, the sovereign territorial pocket of Nagaland (NO disadvantage if it is landlocked!) will help infiltration (and smuggling of guns and drugs) into and from Myanmar and Bogusdesh (EAST BENGAL). /// Fourthly, it is highly desirable to have this independent and sovdereign Enclave next to the rapidly dissolving Hindu Nepal, with an eye on Bhutan and Sikkim, too. /// ==============/// THE NEWS ITEM:/// Naga tribes demand homeland on India, Myanmar border /// Naga tribes demand homeland on India, Myanmar border /// 31 Aug 2005/// Source: Reuters/// By Biswajyoti Das /// KOHIMA, India, Ag 31 (Reuters) - A fierce Christian (sic) hill tribe took to the streets in India's remote northeast on Wednesday to raise a new demand for a homeland sliced out of areas dominated by them in India and neighbouring Myanmar. /// Thousands of tribesmen, many wearing traditional headgear made of bamboo sticks and feathers, and women with handwoven shawls around their waists marched through Kohima, the capital of India's Nagaland state, carrying spears and placards. /// At a public rally, Naga leaders reiterated their demand for an expansion of Nagaland to include Naga-dominated parts of neighbouring Indian states, and made a new call for the inclusion of parts of northern Myanmar as well. /// "No artificial boundaries can separate us, let the world know the Nagas are one and want to live like a family," said Wangyuh Konyak, the sole member of India's parliament from Nagaland at the rally in Kohima, a small town perched on a ridge and surrounded by cloud-covered mountains. /// Two million Nagas live in the remote state of Nagaland, another million in neighbouring states and roughly the same number across the border in the forested hills of Myanmar. /// Separatist Naga rebels have been fighting Indian and Myanmarese government forces for independence for five decades, after British colonial rulers left the sub-continent in 1947. /// The conflict has left more than 20,000 dead, mostly on the Indian side, until the most powerful Naga rebel group signed a ceasefire with the Indian government in 1997. /// Since then the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Issac-Muivah), has been campaigning for the unification of Naga-dominated territory into a single "Nagalim" or Nagaland. /// It is a demand fiercely opposed by other ethnic groups in the northeast and by New Delhi. /// The NSCN (IM) and their allies stepped up their campaign in June and July by blockading roads leading to the neighbouring state of Manipur for more than 50 days. /// Tensions with the Meitei people of Manipur have risen since Nagas began pushing for an expansion of their territory. Observers say the issue has complicated the search for peace in India's northeast, home to scores of separatist rebel groups. /// Culturally and ethnically different from the rest of the country, Nagas were headhunters, divided into 32 constantly warring tribes, until the arrival of British colonial troops and American Baptist missionaries in the 19th century. /// Since then, united by common traditions and by the Christian faith, they have forged a strong sense of nationhood. // "All Nagas want to live together as one people in a unified Naga homeland, and that integration of all Naga areas must be the foundation of any political settlement," Naga tribal and political leaders said in a declaration in Kohima on Wednesday./// __________________________ /// Photo: Naga tribesmen sit after a march in Kohima, the capital of the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland August 31, 2005. Naga leaders reiterated their demand for an expansion of Nagaland to include Naga-dominated parts of neighbouring Indian states, and made a new call for the inclusion of parts of northern Myanmar as well. /// REUTERS/Stringer/// ==================================================/// ..........................000000000