Kuki body in Manipur reiterates separate State demand; Huge arms haul in Assam; Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel) to be disbanded formally; Curfew imposed in Kokrajhar, Assam as violence escalates; Border Security Force (BSF) seeks Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) t
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  • According to reports, after the United Naga Council demanded an alternative arrangement for the Nagas in Manipur, a Kuki body on November 12, renewed their demand for creation of a separate State for them, claiming that the Kukis were neglected and suppressed in the State. 1

    In another development, according to reports, a joint team of Assam and Meghalaya Police on November 13 recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Khetri area and arrested five persons, including a cadre of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), for which the consignment was meant. Two more arrests, including a former CRPF jawan and a GNLA cadre, were made in Dimapur by Nagaland Police in this connection. 2

    Reports noted that militant outfit Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel), which recently signed a peace pact with the Central and State Governments, will be formally disbanded on November 26. Meanwhile, a number of senior leaders of the outfit are likely to join politics after the disbanding of the outfit. Commander-in-chief of DHD (J), Niranjan Hojai said that the outfit would be disbanded in a formal function to be held at Haflong on November 26. 3

    According to reports, Kokrajhar district administration imposed indefinite curfew and issued shoot-at-sight order in the district from November 15 until further order in view of several incidents of sporadic violence between two particular communities which disrupted the law and order situation. The curfew has been imposed to control and stabilize the tense situation that has been prevailing. 4

    In other developments, reports noted that Border Security Force (BSF) has requested its Bangladeshi counterpart, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to destroy 55 camps of North-East insurgents in the country. The list was handed over at an Inspector General level meeting of border management and coordination held in Sylhet district of the neighbouring country last week. 5