According to earlier reports, the woman was getting ready to go home after completing work in a paddy field when a group of five men first tried to rape her and then assaulted her when she protested.
A large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the neutralised militants. One soldier of the security forces also sustained injuries in the firing from the NSCN(K) cadres.
The GoC made a courtesy call on the Governor and briefed him on the security situation in the state, a Raj Bhavan official said.
Officials said that more houses impacted by the landslides would be pulled down today as precautionary measure.
NSCN (IM) general secretary Th Muivah acknowledged that the “first initiative” to seek a political solution as opposed to a military one to the Naga freedom struggle was taken “from the Indian side.”
Swu (85) was a key player when peace talks were held and a ceasefire agreement reached between his group and the Centre in 1997.
In Dimapur, the state’s business centre, students attended schools and colleges, shops and offices remained open.
The story of the long-running Naga insurgency — and peace moves that picked up pace with the efforts of Prime Ministers from P V Narasimha Rao to Narendra Modi
Here is the story of the long-running Naga insurgency — and the peace moves that picked up pace with the efforts of Prime Ministers from P V Narasimha Rao to Narendra Modi.
Chief Minister TR Zeliang got all major civil society groups of the state to endorse the adopted resolutions.
The Assam Rifles said that the incident indicated that innocent villagers were apparently coerced by the NSCN(K) cadres to block the road and help in in laying an ambush on the troops.
Sources say Muivah now appears willing to consider options floated by the Indian government, including more autonomy for the Naga hill districts of Manipur.
The blockades have affected movement of vehicles carrying goods for the Mao-inhabited areas of Manipur adjoining Nagaland.
The economic-blockade is against the alleged false claims of the Mao Nagas over the ancestral land of Kezoltsa and Dzukou mountainous region, SAYO president Kekhruhol Mekro said.
Kiren Rijiju, union minister of state for home, also said that the union government was duty-bound to ensure a bright and prosperous Nagaland.