DIMAPUR, MARCH 3: The NSCN (IM) has taken yet another swipe at RN Ravi, Centre’s interlocutor for Indo-Naga talks as well as Governor of Nagaland, while stating that the “talk teams are back on the table” and negotiations are in progress.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Naga group claimed that ‘Framework Agreement’ is being brought back to live in order to remove any misinterpretation and thereby hasten the signing of Naga solution agreement.
“Recently, unnecessary confusion was thrown into the air because of the reckless statement made by Mr. RN Ravi, the Governor of Nagaland, in Nagaland Assembly that the Indo-Naga political talks have concluded. It is needless to say that in many points his statements and conclusions reflected his role as Nagaland Governor and not as Interlocutor. It is a matter of regret that his role as interlocutor is nothing less than disparaging and dismal,” read the statement.
The NSCN (IM) pointed out that Centre had confirmed the status of Indo-Naga political talks in the last Parliamentary Session by announcing it is in an advanced stage.
It is very unfortunate of RN Ravi to have made such a misleading statement before the whole nation by blatantly contradicting the GoI and the Indian Parliament besides the 136 crore Indians and the world community in the matter of such sensitive Indo-Naga political negotiations going on for more than two decades, it stated.
In the matter of Naga political issue he should be cautious of every single word he utters lest his credibility is damned, the group cautioned.
According to the NSCN (IM), the negotiation is being handled by both the parties to take the Naga people and the GoI to the point that is honourable and acceptable.
“This is the official understanding and the only way to conclude the talk. NSCN, therefore, under no circumstances will fail the Naga people and will never sign any agreement that is short of the mutual standard as agreed upon,” it added.
(Page News Service)