Inner Permit / Restricted Area Permit to enter Nagaland

Before embarking on a journey to Nagaland, acquiring the entry permit is a must. Domestic tourists should obtain the Inner Line permit issued by the authorities mentioned below. Permit fee is INR 6 per applicant.

Deputy Resident Commissioner, Nagaland House, New Delhi
Phone No. : +91-11-23012296 / 23793673

Deputy Resident Commissioner, Nagaland House, Kolkata
Phone No. : +91-33-22823247 / 22821967

Assistant Resident Commissioner In Guwahati and Shillong
Phone No. : +91-361-2332158 / 2333859 [Guwahati]
+91-364-252083 / 2520670 [Shillong]

Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung
Phone No. : +91-3862-226530 / 230613 [Dimapur]
+91-370-2290666 / 229055 [Kohima]
+91-369-2226231 / 220333 [Mokokchung]

Foreigners visiting Nagaland

Foreign tourists as of January 1, 2011 no longer require a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) / Protected Area Permit (PAP) to enter Nagaland. Previously, tourists were required to travel in a minimum group of four people. They were allowed to visit all 11 district headquarters and specified places with this permit, valid for 10 days, with an option to extend for up to a month.

The new rules only require foreigners to register themselves at the local Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) of the district they visit within 24 hours of their arrival. However, the the citizens of Pakistan, Bangladesh and China still need to apply for PAP/ RAP from Home Ministry to visit Nagaland.  This is a temporary change in effect for one year. The RAP/PAP application process is included below for those tourists who may still be affected by the previous rules.

For best results, apply for the permit at:

Nagaland House in Delhi, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi. Ph: +91 11 23012296

Source: Nagaland Tourism

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The virus of Indian election infects the Nagas

Dr. R.B. Thohe Pou.: 21 Mar. 2014 2:03 AM IST

The Nagas have declared Independence on 14th August 1947. In 1952, the Nagas boycotted the District Council scheme for the Naga Hills District, and the first general elections of India and Myanmar. However, the Indian armies came to Naga Hills in 1956 and subjugated the Naga Hills. It is said that, the government of India worked very hard deploying efficient Intelligence personnel since mid 1950s to create some autonomous administrative scheme for the Nagas to integrate them into the system of the Indian union. This secret mission by the government of India in the Naga Hills was well recorded by the Intelligence personality Mr. B.N. Mullick himself who is the brain behind the creation of Nagaland state. (Mullick 1972).

After the formation of Nagaland State in 1963, the Indian election went on in Naga Hills without affecting much the innocent Nagas. But after the Ceasefire – commencing from 2009 Lok Sabha election, the situation in Naga Hills have changed. Lok Sabha election in 2009 was the beginning of Nagas disunity mainly in Nagaland and Manipur. This election has brought enormous disunity and disintegration among the people; fought between the supporters of different political parties, threatening, warning etc were recorded. Manipur State Assembly election in 2012 has become more problematic and widen the gap among the Naga people based on political parties and Naga factions. Nagaland State Assembly election in 2013 had also more widen the gap and misunderstanding among the people. Before the 2009 MP election, there was more unity among the people, but now the situation is totally different.

Some of the Naga Political Group (NPG) and civil leaders try to make new rules and the resolutions during the election and it should have been implemented uniformly in all the Naga inhabited areas. But this is not happening in our land. To work together as one community or one people towards Naga political solution may be appreciable. But in the name of working together as one Naga community – it has brought more divisions, hatred, rivalries and disunity among the people. Indian election in Naga inhabited areas is one of the important attributes of Nagas’ disunity and disintegration from their binding force of Naga as one community. For the interest of the whole Naga peoples’ unity, our Naga leaders need to be more circumspective otherwise it will bring more divisions, rivalries, hatred and misunderstanding among the Naga people. All the Nagas who are fighting for Nagas’ Rights to Self-determination and wanting an honourable political solution may be advisable not to involve in Indian election unless you want to bring a possible political solution within the frame work of Indian Constitution through Indian election.

First, even if some of the Naga leaders are losing hope to get Nagas’ Right to self-determination, it would be much better to demonstrate our rejection and reluctant to participate in Indian election as a sign of our demand for Nagas’ Right to Self-determination outside the frame work of Indian Constitution instead of happily and strongly involved in Indian election and living like a parasite.

Secondly, it would be much better if some of the Nagas leaders do not bring divisions, misunderstanding, hatred, rivalries among the Naga people through their active campaigning and participating in State Assembly or MP election. Political election is a competition between 2 or 3 political parties and obviously there will be always competition, rivalries and misunderstanding between the different political parties, and the leaders involving in political election will bring more misunderstanding among the common people based on the political parties or factionalism.

Will some of the Naga leaders come out from the swamp of Indian election and fight for Nagas’ Rights to Self-determination? Some of the Naga leaders may need to realize their own mistakes for involving in Indian election, and if they do not know realize and have visions through this EXPERIMENTAL WORK in Indian election – they may soon reap what they have sown. Some of our leaders talks about the Nagas’ Rights to Self-determination but practically they are in the swamp of Indian politics. If some of the Naga common people want to involve in Indian election and politics, let them involve.

However, the Nagas leaders are unexpected to involve in Indian politics and election, because this politics bring only more divisions, hatred, misunderstanding, threat of life, freedom of expression. And more importantly many Nagas are losing their visions and zeal to fight for Nagas’ Rights to Self-determination by participating in Indian election with some Naga leaders. Some of the Nagas leaders involving in Indian election with the Nagas common people to test the ONENESS of the Nagas have miserably failed today. The Naga mass do not failed their leaders but their leaders have miserably failed to embrace and help to bring together the Nagas for different reasons. In the name of Naga leaders, some of the Naga leaders may try to nominate a Naga candidate, but if the public do not like to vote for him or her, it will bring more disgrace to their leadership capability, and also the unity of the Naga people will be questionable by the GOI and also by non-Nagas.

Instead of Naga leaders involving in Indian dirty politics, let every individual candidate voluntarily work for the Naga people, and the Naga leader may strictly monitor on all the candidates to work for the welfare and unity of the Naga people. The Naga leaders have every right to advise or warn any Naga candidate who are working against the Naga people or any kind of corruption or malpractices. But for the concern Naga leaders who want to bring the Naga political solution outside the framework of the Indian Constitution may no need to involve in dirty Indian political election till the Naga political solution comes. It is observed that if the Nagas leaders only monitor without directly involving in State election or Lok Sabha election: firstly, it may bring more unity among the Naga people. Secondly, the Naga people may continue to stand for their Rights to Self-determination by avoiding in participating in Indian election.

source: http://nagalandpost.com/PostMortem/PostMortemDetails.aspx?p=UE0xMDA0MTM0

Will the Naga leaders come out from the swamp of Indian election and fight for Nagas’ rights to self-determination?

Hopefully, the Naga leaders will soon realize their own mistakes and if they do not realize their own mistakes and do not have the future visions through this EXPERIMENTAL WORK in Indian election. They will soon reap what they have sown.

Many of our leaders talks about the Nagas’ rights to self-determination but practically they are in the swamp of Indian politics. Let the common Nagas involve in Indian election and politics.

However, the Nagas leaders should avoid as far as possible from Indian politics and election, because this politics bring only more divisions, hatred, misunderstanding, threat of life and more importantly losing the visions and zeal to fight for Nagas’ rights to self-determination.

The Nagas leaders involving in Indian election with the Nagas mass to test the oneness of the Nagas have miserably failed today. The Naga mass do not failed their leaders but their leaders have miserably failed to embrace and help to bring together the Nagas for not implementing their rules and resolutions equally and uniformly in all the Naga inhabited areas or atleast in all the constituencies.

Nagas have a huge population and there will be obviously many capable MP candidates. Every Naga candidate is capable in one way or other ways, and you cannot ignore one or select the other one. However, it is possible to select or nominate one candidate only if the there is mutual understanding among the aspiring candidates.

And firstly, this mutual understanding among the candidates will come only when there is enough interaction among the leaders with the aspiring candidates in well advance. Secondly, there will be no opponent candidates, and even if there is opponent contender, he or she will be the loser.

However, this is really no happening with the Naga leaders who are nominating their candidate. In the name of Naga leaders, they will nominate someone, but if the public do not like and will no vote for him or her, it will bring more disgrace to their leadership, and also the unity of the Naga people will be questionable by the GOI and also by non-Nagas. For example, Kim Gangte and Thangso Baite won in last and previous MP election, while the Nagas are fighting among themselves.

If the Nagas leaders’ nominated candidate lost, the best excuse can be, ‘it is only a politics’ and wash their hands. We may be able to give lots of excuses and wash our hands, but you cannot give excuses to EVERYONE and wash others heart what is already planted in their heart by you.

My suggestion is:
Instead of the Naga leaders strongly involve in Indian dirty politics, let every candidate make a vow through writing to work for the Nagas before filling their nomination, and whoever win the election work for the Nagas. Sometime leaders do not need to run here and there to do the work, but only right command and right approach from sitting on the chair can be done the right work.

(c) Dr. Thohe Pou

Will Soso Lorho becomes the ultimate Nagas’ mandate candidate or sacrificial lamb in Manipur MP election?

Soso Lorho is supposed or should be the ultimate and the only mandate MP candidate for the Nagas in Manipur according to so called the Naga leaders in Manipur. And all the other candidates like:

1. Mani Charenamei
2. Prof. Gangmumei

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3. Sword Vashum

are supposed to be the anti-Naga candidates or Nagas non-mandate candidates per the last election’s trends.

But interestingly two Naga non-mandate candidates (according to the Naga leaders) like Francis (Senapati District) and Gaikhangam (Tamenglong District) have become the Cabinet Minister in Manipur, while all the so called the pro-Naga candidates have become sitting or sleeping MLA in Manipur enjoying now only as the Chief Guest almost in every function or festival.

And more interestingly, some of the candidates were discouraged to contest in the election and ultimately they were lost in the election. Will the Naga leaders discourage this time the other candidates like in last Assembly and MP election? If the answer is ‘Yes’ then the other candidates will be considered as Nagas non-mandate candidates or anti-Naga candidates. If the answer is ‘No’ then the Naga politics is becoming more and more complicated as the rules and the laws (resolutions) keep changing and applies in different places (constituencies).

Indian Election in Naga inhabited areas have severely infected so many Naga leaders and common people due to some simple reasons, which every one knows. And now the Naga Politics has become so complicated and it is becoming quite difficult to understand the Naga politics.

Politics itself is not a dirty thing. But politics become dirty when we make dirty the politics. You may no like it this but Naga politics has become much more complicated after the Naga leaders have accepted the Indian Election and its electoral systems in Naga inhabited areas. The bitter truth!

‪#‎If‬ the Naga leaders continue to actively involve in Indian election and its politics, instead of bringing Nagas as one community, it may bring more hatred, jealousy, misunderstanding, grudges among the Naga people based on political parties and Naga UG factions.

‪#‎However‬, it may be good to know more and debates if there is any positive effects of Naga leaders strongly involving in Indian Election in Naga inhabited areas after 2000 AD. Nagas boycotted the Indian election in 1952 and the problem continued in Naga inhabited areas till the Nagaland State was formed in 1963.

@Dr. Thohe Pou

ACAUT condemns NPGs using ‘Nagaland for Christ’ for extortion

Dimapur, Mar 8 (NPN): Published on 9 Mar. 2014
Stating that “never has Christ been so much abused as in Nagaland today” with the use of the slogan ‘Nagaland for Christ’ by Naga Political Groups (NPGs), Action Committee Against Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) Nagaland, rued that the “good intention” by “certain sections of our society” had been “completely eroded now”.
ACAUT media cell maintained, that instead of the slogan being used as a guide for Nagas to the next spiritual level and inspire them to live a “good Christian citizens”, the slogan instead, is synonymous with all the wrong kind of activities such as – unabated taxation, factional killings and mayhem.
ACAUT asserted that the hijack of the slogan and its misuse by the NPGs was a “gross distortion of our faith” and that the “silence of the church” on this issue was the prime reason why young Nagas have become “skeptical” of the Naga movement and the institution of the church.
ACAUT said it was amazing that NPGs collect tax with the “sacrosanct words stamped on the taxation slips and writing pads” while civil society was reduced to mute bystanders. Stating that the “sheer magnitude of this hypocrisy is not lost on many” ACAUT added it was a “staggering example of where we have faltered as a society”.
In the light of the above ACAUT Nagaland reiterated its rejection of the use of the slogan ‘Nagaland for Christ’ by the NPGs for legitimising their anti-people activities. ACAUT also condemned the “concerted attempt to legitimise” what were essentially illegal activities “by invoking divine sanction which is simply blasphemous”.
It also said NPGs issuing “tax demands under the cover of Nagaland for Christ is deemed anti-Naga”. Further ACAUT vehemently condemned the other practise of the NPGs in employing Illegal Bangladeshi Immigrants(IBIs) for carrying out “their extortion activities” with ‘Nagaland for Christ’ printed in the “taxation slips”.
ACAUT said any other entity other than church using the slogan in non-spiritual matters profaned Christian faith and that using it for taxation activity was “nothing but anti-Christian and anti-people”. ACAUT urged upon the NBCC to “condemn such anti-Christian activity as blasphemy”.

WOMAN A SPECIAL CREATION OF GOD

It’s a special gift of God to mankind
Indefinable the woman in simple words
She is more beautiful than any other creatures
Deeper you go in, deeper meaning you find

Women a special creation

Women a special creation

She is incomparable with any other creatures
Her sacrificial love and patience never dies
Her noble character epitomizes God’s love and empathy
She eases everyone’s life
But her owns is untouched

She is suppressed and dominated by human tradition
She toils and sacrifices for other from dawn till dark
Yet no word of tiredness and anger whisper
Yet the world unrecognized and shows flippancy
She is indeed a special creation of God

Other human beings often complain her
But never once, did she ever complain
Her motherly love, compassion and understanding
Incomparable with any other love on earth
She is indeed a perfect creation of God

She deserves to receive the best gift on earth
No human being is as sacrificial as her
Except the woman, the special creation of God
Respect her and learn from her
For she is a special creation of God

(This poem was earlier published in Naga Women Union, Manipur, Magazine in 2005)
@R.B. Thohe Pou 2005