Talk between NSCN-IM and GOI Will this be the last talk?

Written By: / Friday, 07 August 2020 18:34

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Imphal, Aug 7:

After people witness words of war between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India over differences on some issues which has been allegedly agreed between the two while signing the framework agreement on August 3, 2015, both the side are trying to sort out the differences by initiating another round of talk today at New Delhi.

Some media reports said that the talk held today discussed a final settlement of the 23 years old Naga peace process, however, a source close to Imphal Times said that the NSCN-IM collective leadership urged the central government to replace the interlocutor RN Ravi as he is now the governor of Nagaland.

Some media report said that the center invited the NSCN –IM for one last round of talks in New Delhi today to close the 23-year-old Naga peace process and ink a final settlement Independent day. But another source said that it is all about the war of words due to indifference between RN Ravi and the NSCN-IM .

Apart from NSCN - IM members the meeting has been reported to be attended by representatives of Manipur, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh parts of which the outfit claims are Naga areas. However, there is no official notification of which stakeholders from the Manipur is attending the talk held today.

Its primary demand and the stumbling block in the decades long dialogue is territorial integration of all Naga-inhabited areas of the northeast. A top NSCN-IM functionary said on Thursday, “Our team will travel to Delhi tomorrow for the peace talks. Hoping for a positive outcome.” Naga National Political Groups (NNPG), a conglomerate of seven other organisations participating in the dialogue, said it had already closed its negotiations with the Centre. NSCN -IM’s 86-year-old general secretary Th Muivah, who has been in Delhi since July 20 for medical treatment, is likely to lead the negotiations at Friday’s meeting.

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Rinku Khumukcham

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