The Shillong Accord of 11 November 1075 between the government of India and the Underground Nagas
The following representatives of the underground organizations met the Governor of Nagaland, Shri L.P. Singh, representing the Government of India, at Shillong on 10 and 11 November 1975:
- Shri I. Temjenba
- Shri Veenyiyi Rhakhu
- Shri Z. Ramyo
- Shri M. Assa
- Shri Kevi Yallay
There was a series of four discussions. Some of the discussions were held with the Governor alone; at others, the Governor was assisted by the two Advisers for Nagaland, Shri Ramunny and Shri H. Zopianga, and Shri M.L. Kampani, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs. All the five members of the Liaison Committee namely Rev. Longri Ao, Dr. M. Aram, Shri L. Lungalang, Shri Kenneth Kerhuo and Shri Lungshim Shaiza, participated in the discussions.
The following were the outcome of the discussions:
The representation of the underground organizations conveyed their decision on their own volition, to accept without condition, the Constitution of India; It was agreed that the arms, now underground, would be brought out and deposited at appointed places. Details for giving effect to this agreement will be worked out between them and the representatives of the government, the security forces and the members of the Liaison Committee; It was agreed that the representatives of the underground organizations should have reasonable time to formulate other issues for discussion for final settlement. Dated Shillong: 11 November 1975.
On behalf of the representatives of underground organizations
On behalf of the Government of India
Supplementary agreement to the Shillong Accord on 5 January 1975
Implementation of Clause II of the Shillong Accord of 11 November 1075
It was decided that the collection of arms, initially at collection centers, would commence as early as possible and will be completed by 25 January 1976. Initially, places of collection to be decided through discussion between the Commissioner, representatives of underground organizations and the members of the Liaison Committee. Once all the arms are collected, these will be handed over to the Peace Council Team at the respective places of collection. The Peace Council Team will arrange to transport the arms from collection centers of Chedema Peace Camp and to arrange guards etc. for safe custody of the arms.
Similar arrangement at agreed place(s) would be made in Manipur with the concurrence of the Manipur Government. The underground may stay at peace camps to be established at suitable places and only the Peace Council will arrange their maintenance. Any voluntary contribution from any source will be made to the Peace Council, which will utilize the fund according to necessity.
Dated Shillong: 5 January 1976
Beseto Medom Keyho
Note: The Shillong Accord, which unconditionally accepted the Indian Constitution, was totally condemned by the Naga people as an act of Capitulation.