Wants future parleys to be held within Naga inhabited areas
KOHIMA, SEPTEMBER 15: In a bid to break the logjam in the Naga peace process the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-muivah) insisted that talk be held at the highest level.
Political pundits and NSCN (IM) were optimistic that there could be a breakthrough if talks are directly on Prime Minister’s table. Prior to signing of truce in 1996, the Centre and the NSCN (IM) agreed to hold talks at the Prime Minister level, without condition and in the third country.
The NSCN (IM) insider said there was possibility of breakthrough if talks are held at the highest level, but not at the level of Interlocutor. This was reportedly conveyed to the Government of India.
The Naga peace process has been stalled because the NSCN (IM) wanted the Central Government to recognise Naga flag and constitution, the demand, which has been rejected. But the group said they will not ink the agreement without flag and constitution.
The NSCN (IM) source said without a breakthrough in the talks they will no more travel to New Delhi for talks, adding that any parley in the future should be held within Naga inhabited areas.
Recently core committee on Naga peace process, led by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi, another attempt to break the deadlock. (Page News Service)