NSCN-IM chairman Isak Chisi Swu passes away

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New Delhi, June 28: The co-founder and chairman of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), Isak Chisi Swu passed away in Delhi today.

He was admitted to hospital last year and was being treated for a kidney ailment. He passed away at the Fortis Hospital at 12.40 PM today. He was 86 years old.

Isak Chisi Swu

Swu the chairman of the NSCN-IM was one of the key members which held peace talks with the government. The Naga group was in peace talks with the government.

Despite being in hospital, he had kept a close watch on the developments relating to the peace talks. He had in fact wanted to attend the meeting with the Prime Minister last year, but was advised against it by the doctors.

He had been a key player since 1997 when a ceasefire agreement was reached between his group and the government in 1997.

When the Prime Minister initiated talks last year, he was excited and was keen on being part of the talks. However doctors advised him against it.

When the group completed the meeting with the Prime Minister, they returned to the hospital to take his signature on the peace agreement. He had gladly signed on the agreement, his aides had said. For him the peace agreement was a dream come true.

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