The Naga accord has far-reaching implications for peace, political stability, security and development of the northeast, more so for Nagaland and Manipur where law and order situation is most critical for the region, writes Rupak Bhattacharjee for South Asia Monitor.
The accord which was signed on Monday between the Government of India and the NSCN(I-M), a leading Naga group, is not the first one India has signed with the Nagas to end what is definitely the country’s first ethnic insurrection.
Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,