Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 06/2009

State of the States: Mapping India's Northeast

Bhagat Oinam

November 2008

East-West Center


On June 18, 2001, a huge mass agitation took place in the state of Manipur against the extension of ceasefire between the Government of India and the Isaak Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland to all the Naga inhabited areas in the region. The agitation was triggered by the subclause in the agreement which read that the ceasefire between the two parties would no longer be confined to the state of Nagaland but would be extended "without territorial limits."