NPMHRNaga Peoples Movement for Human Rights
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As will be discussed in detail later, the CNF, KNU, and NPMHR all appeared at the Working Group.
(39) This is certainly true of the Indigenous Peoples represented by the three ethnonationalist groups examined here: self-identifying Naga live throughout the hilly areas that are now bifurcated by the India--Myanmar border, with significant populations in Nagaland on the Indian side and Chin State and Sagaing Division on the Burmese side; Naga nationalist groups such as the NPMHR conceive of 'Naga' as a multi-ethnic nation, indigenous to an area currently occupied by both the Indian and Myanmar states.
In order to understand the factors that eventually pushed the KNU, the CNF, and the NPMHR to lobby for recognition as Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations, it is important to give a brief precis of the history of Myanmar's ethnopolitics.