Northeast is a very important part of India. However, the conflicts and violence of five decades have brought a significant unrest in the social, economic and political system of the State. The constitution of India has awarded the special rights and identity to the State of Nagaland under the provisions of Article 371 A. However, even after the talks of establishing shared sovereignty, there are some issues of laws that could not be ignored. This paper focused on discussing the issues of laws associated with the customary laws of Nagaland and the Formal laws put forwards by the Government of India. Paper discussed two important issues associated with law- 33% reservation of women in urban local bodies and implementation of land and building taxes. This study concluded that these two problems must be seen as two different issues in modern governance and must use different approaches to manage conflicts arising by these issues.
Nagaland Customary Laws, Customary Laws, Women in Nagaland, Women reservations, land laws, land and taxes, modern governance, Naga people.