Kohima, August 7: The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) and the Union Government’s interlocutor R N Ravi have met for the second time today after the latter was appointed as Governor of Nagaland.
A source said Ravi met the NSCN’s Chief Negotiator Thiungaleng Muivah today in New Delhi, though it was an informal meeting between the two leaders.
The meeting assumes significant against the backdrop of the Naga group expressing apprehension and pessimism about the further role of Ravi as New Delhi’s interlocutor after he was appointed Governor – the constitutional head of the State.
Further the meeting has come at a time then Nagas are in jittery after the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution of India that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
In a prompt reaction the Governor has assured the people that Article 371A which provides special status and privileges to Nagas would not be touched.
Union Home Minister, Amit Shah has also assured the people of the Northeast that there was no need to fear as Article 371 will remain untouched.
Naga politicians and parties are also nervous with the current development in the country.
According to sources, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has asked Ravi to finalise the solution within three months time basing on the Framework Agreement signed on August 3, 2015 between the Centre and the NSCN.
Apparently the NSCN is not optimistic of an honourable and acceptable solution soon until the Union Government softens its stand. But a source said the Centre has asked Ravi to go further to accommodate the maximum demands of Naga people.
Separate flag and Naga constitution are the thorny issues yet to be resolved, according to multiple sources. (Page News Service)