NSCN boss Swu dies

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Issac Chishi Swu, co-founder of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) has died.

Swu joined the Naga National Council in the early 1960s and led the second batch of Naga rebels to China with Mowu Angami in 1967-68.

Isak Chishi Swu - featured image

Issac Chishi Swu

When the NNC pitched for a settlement with India and finally signed the 1975 Shillong Accord, Swu joined another China-returned Naga rebel leader Thuingaleng Muivah to form the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN).

The NSCN later split into four factions, the one led by Swu and Muivah was called NSCN(I-M) which has been negotiating with Delhi since July 1997.

Swu did not live to see a possible final settlement that India is likely to soon sign with the NSCN(I-M). On Tuesday, he died at the Fortis Hospital at 12.40pm, NSCN spokesperson Kriabo Chawang told LOOKEAST.

Swu was admitted to the Fortis Hospital in south Delhi on July 5 last year following severe kidney ailments and urinary tract infection.

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