Context: The governor of Nagaland has written a strong letter to Nagaland Chief Minister, alleging that “law and order has collapsed” in the State.

More on news:

  • Armed gangs “who question the sovereignty and integrity of the nation” are challenging authority by engaging in blatant “extortion” and siphoning off funds meant for development work.
  • Functions such as “transfer and posting of officials” who are in charge of law and order above the district level will be done with his approval, as proposed under Article 371A(1)(b) of the Constitution. 
  • In its response to the letter, the insurgent National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM), which has been observing a ceasefire with the government for the last 23 years, has said the group was only engaged in collecting “taxes”.

Naga peace accord:

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About Naga Peace Accord,2015

  • The official sources said that the 2015 final peace accord :
  • Does not change the boundary of states; 
  • Provides autonomous Naga territorial councils for Arunachal and Manipur;
  • A common cultural body for Nagas across states; 
  • Specific institutions for state’s development, integration and rehabilitation of non-state Naga militia and 
  • The removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.
  • Accord not finalized yet: 
    • Due to the NSCN-IM’s obstinacy such as its insistence on retaining a separate flag and a Constitution for the State of Nagaland and its unwillingness to dismantle its parallel administrative and paramilitary structure.
    • Because of its core ideology of a “greater Nagalim”, and the inherent difficulties in getting other insurgent actors on board have made this a conflict that persists despite the ceasefire.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/legitimate-concern/article31948490.ece

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