Isak Chisi Swu, founder of NSCN (IM) passes away

Naga leader and founder of Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), Isak Chisi Swu passed away in Delhi. He was 86.
As a Naga leader he had led one of the worst insurgencies in the North-East India for almost three decades.

About Isak Chisi Swu

  • Swu belonged to the Sumi tribe and hailed from Nagaland’s Zunheboto district. He along with Thuingaleng Muivah had formed the NSCN (IM) in 1980.
  • They had formed NSCN (IM) in as an opposition to the Shillong Accord signed by the then Naga National Council (NNC) with the Union Government for bringing peace to Nagaland.
  • He was considered as the main person behind Naga peace pact (Framework Agreement) signed with Union Government in August 2015 to find a permanent solution to the vexed Naga issue.

NSCN (IM) is the largest group representing the Nagas. For decades it has been demanding a Greater Nagalim or a contiguous land for the Nagas, spanning Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. NSCN (IM) has been accused of indulging in killings, extortion and other subversive activities in the North East region.



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