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Something's cooking in Manipur and Nagaland, and it doesn't look good. A personal post

The leaves of all government and police officers in Nagaland and Manipur have been cancelled. The peace talks between the government and Naga organisations including the largest armed insurgent group in the north-east National Socialist Council of Nagaland or NSCN (IM) has reportedly ended.

The government has in very clear terms said the NSCN(IM)’s decades-old demands for a separate flag, constitution and integration of Naga-inhabited areas in neighbouring Assam and Manipur to form ‘Greater Nagalim’ cannot be fulfilled as these are unconstitutional demands. Agreeing to the NSCN(IM)’s wishes would also set a dangerous precedent.

The NSCN (IM), formed in 1980, is led by 85-year-old Thuingaleng Muivah; the other top leader of the group, Isak Chishi Swu, died three years ago at 87 of multi-organ failure.

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