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Nagaland hopes for peace

Nagaland, in India’s remote north-east, goes to the polls on Wednesday amid hopes of a peaceful end to a long-running separatist campaign in the state. For the past six years, a powerful Naga rebel group has been negotiating with Delhi for a final settlement to address their concerns. Two top rebel leaders, Issac Chisi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah, visited Delhi last month in a display of commitment to the peace process that many say is changing the face of the violence-hit state. Noisy slogans, aggressive graffiti and election-time violence, so common to Indian ballot-box democracy, used to be alien to Naga society. But that is no longer the case. Full Story

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