Nagaland expects positive results from peace talks
KOHIMA: Prime Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio He has affirmed progress in the ongoing negotiations to solve the problem of the state insurgency for decades, including through the Center, he has affirmed that he has not yet concluded the talks and will consult all interested parties before finalizing any agreement.
On Thursday, the Ministry of Interior of the Union said that many rumors and misinformation are spreading that the final Naga agreement was reached and will be announced soon.
This is creating anxiety and worry in some parts of the country. It is clarified that before reaching an agreement with the Naga groups, all interested parties, including the states of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, will be duly consulted and their concerns will be taken into account. consideration. It is not necessary to give credit to such rumors and incorrect information, the MHA statement said.
The talks were convened in Delhi in an attempt to resolve the differences, particularly regarding the NSCN-IM's demands for a separate flag and constitution for the Nagas, which have already been rejected by the Center.
The central government has already rejected the NSCN-IM's demand to unify the inhabited areas of Naga, located in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. The three northeastern states have also vehemently opposed.
While it is said that the dialogue with the Naga Naga Political Groups (NNPG) has ended, the talks with the NSCN-IM, an important insurgent group in the Northeast, have focused on their demands for a separate flag and constitution for the Nagas
Rio, Deputy Chief Minister & Patton and the opposition leader, T R, appreciated that the negotiating parties agree to remain on board for a final agreement.
Several civil societies Naga and NNPG, a conglomerate of seven organizations that are holding separate talks with the Center, hoped that the final agreement would be achieved after an exhaustive consultation with all stakeholders.
It is a historic moment and an occasion of great joy for all Nagas and the nation as a whole. Peace will now pave the way for true progress and true nation building, Rio said in a tweet.
Expressing his deepest gratitude to the negotiating parties for the historical advance, he thanked Prime Minister Narendra Mod and Interior Minister Amit Shah for the political will and concern for the Naga people.
He also congratulated the Center's interlocutor and Governor R N Ravi, (IM) and NNPG for their efforts and praised civil societies, mass organizations, NGOs, churches and the Naga people for their support and prayers.
We pray to Almighty God and look forward to a new era for the Naga people, he said.
Patton said that a solution that respects our unique history will bring a new and better dawn for the future Naga.
Zeliang hoped that the dream and desire of the Naga people for permanent peace and tranquility in Nagaland would soon come true.
The NNPG Working Committee also joined the train to appreciate the efforts of the union government and NSCN (IM).
In a statement, he said that the NNPG believes that the NSCN (IM) leadership has opted for peace and has taken a practical and realistic approach to reaching a conclusion to the negotiations by accepting reality at the time.
A press release issued by its media cell said that in the course of negotiations between the NNPG and the union government, the latter had also supported the use of the Naga emblem/flag specifically for cultural identity within the Naga homeland.
The Naga flag is a political symbol and cannot be limited to sociocultural activities. Therefore, together with one voice, Nagas would pursue her politically and democratically. The flag, since the dawn of Naga political consciousness, has been an expression of our political identity and aspirations, he said.
The president of the Naga Mothers Association, Abei-ii Meru, said: We all prayed that everyone was on board.
K Elu Ndang, secretary general of the highest organ of tribal organizations in the state of Naga Hoho, also expected a mutual understanding between the two negotiating parties.