Ceasefire pacts with Naga groups extended

Ceasefire pacts with Naga groups extended

Recently, the government has extended the ceasefire agreement with three Naga groups for one year.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has extended agreements with the following groups.

  1. National Socialist Council of Nagaland-NK (NSCN-NK),
  2. National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Reformation (NSCN-R) and
  3. National Socialist Council of Nagaland K-Khango (NSCN K-Khango)

The government is trying to hold talks with different Naga groups to finalize the Naga peace accord. Earlier in the year 2015, the Central Government had signed a “Framework Agreement” with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM).

Nagaland Conflict:

  • The Nagas are a community with more than 60 The community is spread across the northeastern states of India and parts of neighboring Myanmar.
  • Since the time of India’s independence, the Naga group has been demanding separation from the Indian Union, claiming its special identity.
  • Under the leadership of Angami Japu Phijo, the Naga National Council (NNC) declared Nagaland an independent state on August 14,
  • In the year 1980, the NSCN was carved out of the NNC. In the year 1988, the NSCN again split into NSCN (M) led by Isaac and Muivah and NSCN (K) led by Khaplang.
  • The NSCN, along with Nagaland, is demanding a “Greater Nagalim” encompassing all contiguous Naga-populated areas. It includes several districts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur as well as a large part of Myanmar.

Source – The Hindu

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