Wednesday, August 24, 2011

NSCN-IM targets Autonomous District Council

Last week's edition of the South Asia Intelligence Review has an article on the resurgent violence in Manipur.  It details recent violence carried out by the National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) and aimed at members of the local Autonomous District Council (ADC).

The article surmises that the ADC-directed violence is a result of the Manipur (Hill Areas) District Councils (3rd Amendment) Act 2008 - and subsequent ADC elections in 2010 - which the NSCN-IM (and related body the United Naga Council) considers bestows an inferior degree of self-governance to Nagas in Manipur than that provided to other ADCs through the Constitution's Sixth Schedule.

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