Why RN Ravi always said the “Closed door meetings or closed door Consultative Meetings? Why is the Government of India making a mockery of the Naga political issue in the eyes of the world?
Interlocutor to the Naga talks, RN Ravi has already started Consultative Meetings on his arrival at Kohima yesterday. The whole Naga people have been wanting to know the stand of the Government of India towards finding a solution to the Naga political issue. Why is he refusing to address a “Press Conference”? What is this “Closed door meeting” all the time? Is Naga political issue a secret? Is a settlement to the Naga political issue a secret? Can the 70 years old Indo-Naga political issue be a secret affair? Why is the Government of India making a mockery of the Naga political issue in the eyes of the world? He was reported to have stated during the Consultative Meeting at the de Oriental Hotel, Kohima that the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) were inching towards a final agreement. Is this meant that the solution to the Naga issue can be done with NSCN (IM) alone or for NSCN (IM) only? What is the mind of the Center towards the final settlement of the Naga issue should be made known to the people? Why has the Government of India not attempted to take the advantage of the positive development taking place among the various NNPGs? It was in December last year that six NNPGs – GPRN/NSCN, FGN, NNC Parent Body, NPGN/NNC (NA), NSCN (R) and NNC/GDRN (NA) – came together and formed a “Working Group.” They also unanimously adopted a resolution that said, “On our own volition, we have agreed to come together in the interest of the Naga people as a whole and form an interim platform by the name ‘Working Group’. Under this interim umbrella, the like-minded NNPGs shall chalk out the roadmap towards a fulfillment of Naga political aspiration.” Time has come for the government of India to sincerely come forward to resolve the issue once and for all. Otherwise, it will be nothing wrong to say that Modi is preparing for walking on the man-made “Elusive Peace” and not for a “Solution.”
Writer: Oken Jeet Sandham