Says talks with MHA leading nowhere
DIMAPUR, AUGUST 2: As the post-Framework Agreement (FA) period is about to enter its 7th year, the NSCN (IM) has said that its “informal talk” with officials of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) “is leading to nowhere other than beating around the bush”, and asserted it’s time for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “come up boldly to face the situation created by his own zeal to solve the Indo-Naga problem”.
In a statement issued on the eve of the “6th anniversary” of the signing of FA, the Naga group, more or less, made it clear that it is done talking with MHA officials.
“It is high time that the FA is again brought to the courtyard of Modi for his final perusal and follow-up action to take the Indo-Naga political talks under his direct command. There is no point talking with the officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI, as the informal talk is leading to nowhere other than beating around the bush.
“The political exigency is for the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to appoint his representative(s) to pick up the political talk with NSCN talk team and take the Framework Agreement to a logical conclusion”, read the statement.
For all practical purposes, it asserted, Modi will have to look through the prism of FA and no other way in order to find a lasting Naga solution.
The Naga group stated that misinterpretation of the FA to suit the convenience of the Government of India would simply rip apart the Indians and Nagas, with no meeting point. [Full text]
(Page News Service)