Nagaland issue: Extremist group counters Governor
Part of: GS Mains II and III – Centre-State Relations; Role of Governor; Internal Security
In our previous News Analysis – Armed gangs rule Nagaland: Governor – we read that Nagaland Governor in his letter to CM had warned about armed gangs running Nagaland, which questions the sovereignty and integrity of the nation and challenges the constitutionally-established State government.
However, Isak-Muivah faction of the extremist National Socialist Council of Nagaland, or NSCN (IM), denied such allegations and said that the “legitimate taxes” it levies cannot be equated with extortion.
NSCN (IM) added that it was the recognised and legitimate national organisation of the Naga people, not a gang.
Do you know?
- Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi is also Centre’s interlocutor for the peace process with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, or NSCN (IM) and other extremist groups in Nagaland and adjoining States.
- Extremists groups are known to run parallel governments in Nagaland and collect an array of taxes to run such governments. The groups also prepare budgets in March and fix tax rates.
To read about Nagaland issue and background, click here – NAGALAND ISSUE: FULL STORY