ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Naga National Question

THROUGHOUT their nearly 30 years of struggle against the Government of India, the Naga National Council (NNC) the poIitical wing of the underground Naga Federal Government, has consistently maintained that the Nagas constitute an independent nation. The. NNC claims that, except for a century of British rule, the Nagas had never been subjugated and ruled by any other people and had never been part of what today constitutes the Indian nation.1 This feeling of separateness from the rest of the Indian state is so widely shared by the Nagas that it may he said to be one of the prime forces in their long struggle against a powerful adversary. That the Nagas have successfully carried on one of the most protracted armed struggles in the subcontinent, has drawn serious national and international attention to their cause.

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