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NSCN (IM) leaders return home

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Kohima, August 19: Top leaders of National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) are back in the State after the Union Government decided to bring back home the Naga peace process.
According to a source, NSCN Chief Negotiator and General Secretary, Thiungaleng Muivah and Vice Chairman, Tongmeth Wangnao landed in the State today from New Delhi to continue the Naga peace talks at home, which is reportedly in a final stage.
The NSCN will have further dialogue with the Centre’s Interlocutor and Governor, R N Ravi from Nagaland.
But some NSCN members are apprehensive with the way the Union Government is handling the Naga issue, when the interlocutor was appointed as Governor and is now a constitutional head of the State.
The group has even questioned the high rhetoric of sincerity and commitment of New Delhi’s leadership. Twenty years of sincerity and committed to resolve Naga political issue has exhausted Naga leaders and there has been build up of frustration and apprehension against the Government of India.
Ravi said Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has directed him to resolve the Naga issue within three months time. He has assured to hasten the peace process with the Naga groups.
The 9 Point Agreement of 1947 with the Naga National Council (NNC) was signed by the Governor, followed by Shillong Accord of 1975 signed by the Governor and now the Naga peace process has been narrowed down to Governor’s level, which had generated doubts in the minds of Naga people.
Further the pre-truce agreement points signed with the NSCN have also allegedly been violated or abrogated by the Union Government. Talks at the Prime Ministerial level, without condition and talks to be held in a third country, have all been kept aside. The talks at PM level were reduced to interlocutor, without condition was conditioned by the Government and third country was brought to New Delhi and now Nagaland.
Observing the sequences of the Naga peace process much doubts and speculations have been generated questioning the commitment of the Government to resolve the Naga political issue.
Ravi will also have talks simultaneously with other Naga groups who are engaged in peace process.
The NSCN (IM) said talks are in the final stage but was not sure when the solution will arrive, but the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) said solution could come at any time. (Page News Service)