Naga insurgents surrender to the then Nagaland governor BK Nehru in 1973 (Credit: PIB)

Chronology of Naga Political Developments – Part One

Chronology of Naga Political Developments – Part One


1826: The British annexed Assam in 1826.

1832– First contact between the British and the Nagas when Captain Jenkins and Lieutenant Pemberton escorted by Raja Gumbeer Singh‘s Manipur troops forced a passage through the Naga areas for a strategic survey of road communication between Assam and Manipur.

  • (January: Captain Francis Jerkins and RB Pemperton with 700 Manipuri troops and 800 coolies marched through Mao and Angami villages from Imphal to reach Assam).

1866: Creation of Naga Hills district

  • The Naga Hills district was created in 1866 by the Government of British India and Naga Hills became a district of Assam Province with its headquarters at Samaguting (present day Chumukedima).
  • The first police outpost was established in the Naga Hills at Samaguting in 1866, which was later shifted to Kohima in 1888.

1918 – Formation of Naga Club

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The Shillong Accord

The Shillong Accord of November 11, 1975 The following representatives of the underground organisations met the Governor of Nagaland, Shri L.P. Singh representing the Government of India, at Shillong on …

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