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Jamir meets Amit Shah, Talks on faster track

Jamir Shah

“Things are expected at the earliest”

Our Spl Correspondent
NEW DELHI, MAY 13: The Government of India has put the ‘final and unfinished stages’ of Naga peace talks on a faster track.
“Things are expected at the earliest”, a source told Nagaland Page adding more so ~ “as the core committee headed by Chief Minister Neiphu Rio and other important Naga leaders Y Patton and TR Zeliang are arriving Delhi by Sunday or Monday”.
At the directives of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, no less than Union Home Minister Amit Shah is personally monitoring and reviewing things. Shah had invited Dr SC Jamir and also convened a meeting of the Core Committee.
While a delegation of 10 NSCN (IM) leaders are camping in Delhi and have been interacting with AK Mishra, Government emissary and others, NNPG convener N Kitovi Zhimomi also landed at the capital on Friday afternoon.
As part of the exercise, Shah on Friday evening met veteran Naga leader and former CM and ex-Governor of Gujarat and Maharashtra, Dr SC Jamir.
Sources said, Jamir has made a “few important suggestions” so that things are not delayed further and a final peace pact is inked by all important stakeholders at the earliest.
Dr Jamir was “invited” by the Home Minister and the meeting was “fruitful”, the source said adding, “By now, everyone knows about the Government of India’s commitment to give a solution to the Naga political issue”.
The Government of India representatives met a 10-member NSCN (IM) delegation during the last two days and tried to impress upon them the urgency.
Sources said the Government of India has made it clear that there can be no reconsideration of the twin demands of Flag and a separate Naga Constitution. In fact, the second meeting between GoI representatives and NSCN (IM) delegation, led by VS Atem, took place on Friday at the request of NSCN (IM) as they wanted to deliberate on certain issues all over again.
For records both sides have remained tight-lipped.
Next two-three days of deliberations between GoI representatives and various stakeholders including NNPG leaders, NSCN (IM) delegation and Core Committee members will be vital.
Sources also ruled out imposition of President’s Rule in Nagaland.