The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript 'Journey to Nagaland', by Mildred Archer. An account of six months spent in the Naga Hills in 1947

caption: NNC delegation to see Nehru in Delhi
caption: NNC resolve to boycott Indian Independence day
medium: diaries
date: 19.8.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: 'At that stage, 'Nchemo said, 'everything seemed to be pointing to a declaration of independence.' When however the N.N.C. met the next day, all the Mokokchung members suddenly drew back and even the Angamis were undecided. Again the two viewpoints clashed and after a fierce discussion, the N.N.C. resorted to votes. The Kacha Nagas, Rengmas, the Southern Angamis and the Khonoma group voted for independence while all the rest maintained the Mokokchung decision. The next day the Rengmas and Southern Angamis lost their nerve and joined the majority. The N.N.C. then resolved to boycott Indian Independence Day and to demand once more the new clause 9.