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.
The woman was raped on May 17, with the village customary court identifying him as one Kiedai Dwasang.
The party had appointed former state finance minister Kewekhape Therie as its state chief last Tuesday.
NSCN(K) led by S S Khaplang had threatened of targeting security forces a day before it ambushed eight soldiers in Nagaland’s Mon.
The eight soldiers who were killed included seven of the 23 Assam Rifles and one jawan from the 164 Territorial Army Battalion.
Amit Shah arrived in Aizawl on his maiden trip to the Northeast after taking over as BJP president.
Dimapur alone accounts for more than 40 per cent of crimes registered in Nagaland.
Shaiza defeated then chief minister Hokishe Sema of the Congress party in the historic general election of 1977.
Lynching episode underlines the need to bring in a politics based not just on memories of shared ethnic pasts, but the vision of a common future.
Dimapur incident had revealed security lapses and failure of the administration, said CM T R Zeliang.
The rape victim’s medical examination also indicated that she was not raped.
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