Baba’s Explainer – Naga Peace Talks and NSCN
- GS-2: Federalism and Challenges
- GS-3: Internal Security
Context: The Naga insurgency, rooted in Naga nationalism, is one of the oldest insurgencies in the country. Recently released annual report of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stated that the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) was involved in 44% of insurgency-related incidents in Nagaland in 2020.
- One of the largest Naga groups, the NSCN-IM, which signed a formal ceasefire agreement with the Centre in 1997 when the peace talks began, is the main party to the negotiations.
- The Union government had signed a framework agreement with the NSCN-IM in 2015 to find a solution to the Naga political issue. The negotiations are yet to be concluded.
Mains Practice Question – What are the challenges in finalising the peace accord with Naga insurgent groups? Suggest measures to move beyond the current status.
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