Tuesday 28 June 2016

Chairman of NSCN (IM) Isak Chisi Swu dies

GUWAHATI: Eighty-five-year-old co-founder and chairman of NSCN (IM), Isak Chisi Swu died in a hospital in New Delhi today after a prolonged illness. Born in 1929 at Chishilimi Naga village in the Zunheboto district of Nagaland, Swu was a member of the influential Sema tribe of the state. After graduation in political science from St. Anthony's College, Shillong, Swu joined the Naga National
Council in 1950's under the leadership of Angami Zapu Phizo.
He has five sons and one daughter.
Along with Thuingaleng Muivah and SS Khaplang, Swu formed the trio that walked out of NNC, opposing the Shillong Accord and formed National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) on 31 January 1980. Eight years later the NSCN split into two factions, the NSCN-K led by Khaplang, and the NSCN (IM) led by Swu and Muivah.

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