THE NAGA PEACE ACCORD – A SIDE BENEFIT – MAOISTS OR LEFT WING EXTREMISTS IN CHHATTISGARH, ODISHA, BIHAR, ETC. MAY THINK PEACE
“The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.” We saw this happen when the Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi signed a peace accord with the Naga insurgent outfit, the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah)or NSCN-(IM). The Modi government deserves all of the praise for sealing this accord with the most notorious of insurgent groups in the North East region. The implication of this accord, if Nagas stick to their commitment, will be a game changer for the region. On the national level, this whole episode will encourage various Left Wing Extremist groups of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar et. al. to leave the path of violence and join the mainstream.
- 10 Aug 2015
The Nagas had been fighting the Indian Govt since 1975, or nearly 40 years. The signing of the pact with the NSCN is the result of 80 rounds of negotiations that spanned 16 years with first breakthrough in 1997 when ceasefire agreement was sealed. Reportedly the Nagas got some autonomy, but the accord it self is within our current constitution setup.
- 7 Aug 2015