27 July, 2021

“The Accord Is A Recognition Of Our Historical Rights”

NSCN-IM’s former army chief, Lt Gen V.S. Atem, on the Naga peace accord.

Tribhuvan Tiwari
“The Accord Is A Recognition Of Our Historical Rights”
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After 68 years of conflict, the Naga issue may yet be resolved. The largest Naga group, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah signed a peace accord with the Indian government on August 3, promising to resolve the political and territorial issues at stake. Not disclosing the details of the treaty has caused tension amongst the other stakeholders, including people and governments in Nagaland, Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. NSCN-IM’s former army chief, Lt Gen V.S. Atem, describes the deal and sta­king the claims that accompany Naga identity in an interview with Ushinor Majumdar.

What is in the peace accord?

It is a very old conflict and there is a long history of failed negotiations between the Naga people and the Indian government. The accord we signed on August 3 contains a preamble to the negotiations which will take place over time for a resolution. The accord is a mutual recognition of historical and political rights, where the Government of India (GoI) has accepted...



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