Imphal, Sept 6: Final settlement of the decades long conflict between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India is likely to find a settlement soon as per the statement of the Government of India. However, it is unlikely that the NSCN-IM collective leadership will go on to the conclusion designed by the government of India as the press statement delivered by Indian authority like Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju overruled effecting of the neighbouring states of Nagaland.
According to report appeared at some of leading newspapers of the region, Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju was quoted as saying that - “The Naga framework agreement has been drafted and the agreement will be finalised soon. Talks are in a very advanced stage and there is a hope of an early breakthrough.”
But some days back the Minister of Home Affairs had stated that the agreement will not affect any of the neighbouring states of Nagaland, which means that if a settlement is made on the line that that the India government wants then the dreams of NSCN-IM leadership will be shattered as the final agreement is not going to fulfil the main demand.
The conclusion is still a mystery, as no one is let known the content of the frame agreement signed between the two entities on August 3, 2015. The framework agreement was signed with the prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the collective leadership of NSCN-IM including its general secretary TH. Muivah.
Naga civil societies in Nagaland had earlier opines that without a consensus of all the Naga Stakeholders there cannot be any final solution. RN. Ravi the Indian Interlocutor of peace talk had series of talk and is all set to talk with left out Naga civil societies and other rebel groups operating in the region.
And moreover the task of framing the final agreement is a daunting one. It is a sensitive issue as it concerns other north-eastern states like Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh that have vowed not to part with an inch of their respective territory. Besides, the other formidable militant group of the NSCN (Khaplang) is not on board.
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