‘Naga issue cannot be resolved in isolation’

‘Naga issue cannot be  resolved in isolation’
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Ravi briefs UNC on status of peace talks

Dimapur, November 15: Governor of Nagaland & Interlocutor for Naga peace talks, RN Ravi on Friday stated that the Naga political issue cannot be resolved in isolation or reach its logical conclusion without taking all stakeholders, including neighbouring states, into confidence.
He was addressing a meeting with leaders of United Naga Council (UNC) Manipur, the apex body of Naga tribes of Manipur, at Kohima today. He briefed the UNC leaders about the current status of the peace talks including the significant development of amicably settling all contentious issues between the negotiating parties.
Ravi met the UNC leaders in pursuance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s desire for a comprehensive resolution of the Naga issue with due regards to the sensitivities of all the stakeholders, including neighbouring states.
In the meeting, Ravi reminded the UNC leaders of their responsibility in ensuring that Naga tribes of Manipur maintain cordial relationship with fellow communities of the State of Manipur when the Naga issue is at the stage of settlement, said a press release issued by Gurmeet Singh, OSD to GoI representative and Interlocutor for Naga peace talks.
Expressing concern over deterioration in the traditional brotherly relation between the Hill and the Valley people of Manipur in recent decades “due to the politics of vested interests,” Ravi emphasized on the imperative need of restoring the traditional harmonious relation among the Hill and Valley people of Manipur.
Ravi also emphasized the reality that the Naga issue cannot be resolved in isolation or reach its logical conclusion without taking all stakeholders, including the neighbours, into confidence.
The interlocutor urged the UNC leaders to take effective measures to reach out to the Valley people in spirit of mutual love and understanding for an enduring peaceful coexistence. (Page News Service)