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Inside look of former head-hunting Indian village ravaged by opium

Australian photographer Raphael Korman captured the devastating impact of opium addition on the former head-hunting Indian village of Longwa – an addiction has seen the erosion of social and political structures of the village for three-quarters of a century …

Inside look of former head-hunting Indian village ravaged by opium.

Photo: Raph Korman./ Published: 01/8/2016 1:23:11

In a bid to dispell or confirm rumors about India’s ex-headhunting village of Longwa, Australian photographer Raph Korman travelled to the region to find it was devastated by an opuim addiction epidemic. Positioned in the northernmost section of Nagaland, Mon is the Konyak tribal people’s district capital. Due to the 6 pm Indian army imposed curfew, when dusk falls, the small town is quickly deserted. The curfew has been in place since the ceasefire between the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) and India broke down in February 2015. In August 2015, following an unexpected ceasefire agreement between the Indian government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN IM), the curfew was lifted.

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