Naga peace deal signed between NSCN-IM and Indian government by Thuingaleng Muivah in presence of Narendra Modi.
The NDA government and the NSCN-IM on Monday signed a peace accord aimed at ending India’s longest running insurgency, capping protracted peace talks that began in 1997.
The accord was signed by Thuingaleng Muivah, general secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim-IM and one of key leaders who had spearheaded the rebel movement in Nagaland, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The insurgency in Nagaland began within years of India’s independence from Britain in 1947, with tribal leaders from the region that was part of the undivided Assam saying the area was never part of India. It is regarded the world’s longest running insurgency.
Here is a troubled timeline of the conflict in Nagaland which traces back to the formation of the Naga Club in 1918.
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