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NSCN (IM) pushes for removal of Nagaland Governor as interlocutor

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‘Ravi is a liability for Naga political settlement’

Dimapur, January 29: The NSCN (IM) has pressed for removal of Nagaland Governor RN Ravi as India’s interlocutor to the Indo-Naga political talk, claiming that he has become a liability for Naga political settlement.

“Needless to say, Naga people need a trustworthy and temperate person as India’s representative to the Indo-Naga political talks and not a malicious and conceited person of the type of RN Ravi. Ravi is, thus, a liability for the Naga political settlement,” said an article in the NSCN (IM) mouthpiece Nagalim Voice.
Accusing Ravi of ‘high misdemeanour’, the NSCN (IM) also hit out at the Governor-cum-interlocutor for his Republic Day speech in which he had blamed the stalled peace process on “politics by gun” of some people.
The NSCN (IM) had earlier also slammed Governor Ravi for his 58th Nagaland Statehood Day speech for “glorifying the Naga People’s Convention’s 16 Point Agreement.”
In his Republic Day speech, Ravi had claimed that the Government of India has taken several political initiatives for enduing resolutions of the Indo-Naga political issue from time to time. “The latest initiative since the last 24 years could not fructify as yet due to unrealistic intransigence of some people who are unwilling to forsake the politics by gun,” he said in his speech.
In the Nagalim Voice article, the NSCN (IM) accused Ravi of twisting the reason for the stalled Indo-Naga political talks in his R-Day speech. “When the pending issues are all about the Naga people’s political rights and identity as symbolize by the Naga National Flag and Yehzabo (Constitution) he put the blame on gun politics of NSCN. The lies he takes pleasure to indulge,” it alleged.
The NSCN (IM) stated that when RN Ravi was appointed as India’s interlocutor to the complex Indo-Naga political talk there was a lot of skepticism that he could deliver justice to the Naga political issue “given his dubious background as IB’s Special Director.”
However, it said Naga people’s expectation that Ravi will help find a solution to ameliorate the Indo-Naga political crisis was lifted to a new height when the historic Framework Agreement was signed on the 3rd August, 2015.
“But after generating much hype he proved himself as real turncoat and started hobnobbing with other groups he had fostered sinisterly. The situation reached a flash point when he committed fragrant breach of trust by violating the spirit of the Framework Agreement,” the editorial in the Nagalim Voice also alleged.
On Ravi’s 58th Statehood Day speech, the editorial said, “To glorify the 16 Point Agreement that the Naga people had rejected and condemned is something that cannot be condone with. For such idiotic and nonsensical statement the Naga people let loose a blistering attack against Ravi. He was also found having camaraderie among the Naga pseudo-national groups which only speaks volumes of his political infidelity.”

“The Republic Day speech of Ravi is nothing better than habitual lying tongue. The Naga political history and its movement has been there before Ravi was born. His learning of the Naga history was deceptive in nature and destructive in totality,” it said.
“All said and done, Ravi’s speech was vicious in background, venomous in content and vitriolic in delivery,” was the verdict of the NSCN (IM) on Ravi’s Republic Day speech.
(Page News Service)