National leaders condole death of Isak Swu, acknowledge unique Naga history
Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi condoled the passing away of well-known Naga leader and co-founder of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), Isak Chisi Swu.
Swu passed away at the Fortis Hospital in South Delhi at 12.40 p.m. He was admitted to the hospital on July 5 last year following "severe kidney ailments and urinary tract infection". He was in his 80s
In her condolence message, Gandhi said she hoped that Swu's legacy would evolve into that of lasting peace and reconciliation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled the death of Naga militant leader Isak Chisi Swu and said he will be remembered for his historical role in bringing out the Framework Agreement for Naga peace. "My heartfelt condolences to the family and supporters of Mr. Isak Chisi Swu on his demise. May his soul rest in peace," PM Modi tweeted.
"Mr. Swu will be remembered for his historical role in bringing out the Framework Agreement for Naga peace," he added.
PM Modi said Mr Swu had wished the best for the Naga people and aspired for peace.