Nagaland

Declaration of Indigenous Peoples of North-East India

“In Unity with our Ancestors, for the Rights of our Children”9th August, Dimapur, Nagaland We stand here today because of our ancestors who have walked before us, and we hold our responsibilities to those who will follow us as sacred, and we recognize and thank the Indigenous People on whose land we meet today. We …

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CONDEMNATION OF STATE SPONSORED VIOLENCE ON UNARMED CIVILIANS IN NAGALAND, INDIA

10th December 2021 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), unequivocally condemn the blatant disregard for the human rights of Indigenous Peoples in Nagaland in the recent extrajudicial killings of fourteen civilians by Indian security forces during an ‘operation’ in Oting under Tizit sub-division of Mon district in …

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India: Nagaland Editors’ joint statement following notification from Assam Rifles

Freedom of the Press: A Public Statement On October 25 2015, Editors of five Nagaland-based media houses were issued a notification by a Colonel of the General Staff for Assam Rifles. Given the gravity of the matters raised in the notification we, the Editors of various English and Indigenous language newspapers of Nagaland have taken …

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SHED NO MORE BLOOD: North East India Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Challenges

Indigenous peoples in Northeast India are confronted with extra constitutional regulations like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (1958), special legal concessions for extractive industries to exploit natural resources, which are increasingly threatening indigenous communities, their lives and livelihoods, their social cohesion and community, and ultimately their identity. Such legal mechanisms and proposed plans range …

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