Monday, January 30, 2023

NSCN (I-M) delegation off to Delhi for resumption of talks

Staff Reporter

NSCN (I-M) delegation will be leaving for Delhi on Monday to hold talks with Government of India officials including Centre’s representative AK Mishra.
Sources informed Nagaland Post that around seven to ten NSCN (I-M) delegation led by member collective leadership VS Atem will leave for Delhi on Monday and hold talks with Mishra and other officials on Tuesday (September 20). The talks may likely go on for two-three days, sources said.
As reported, UDA chairman TR Zeliang on Saturday informed that the NSCN (I-M) agreed to resume talks after the Core Committee on Nagaland Political Issue (CCoNPI) had made the request. Talking to media persons after the meeting between CCoNPI and the NSCN (I-M), Zeliang said NSCN (I-M) agreed to resume talks on the condition that “the talks should be based on the Framework Agreement and the formulation papers submitted by both RN Ravi and AK Mishra altogether.”
Zeliang said NSCN (I-M)’s contention was that they were unhappy with Centre’s representative AK Mishra for “omitting some of the important political points which was included in the formulation papers” earlier prepared by then Interlocutor RN Ravi.
NSCN (I-M) member collective leadership, Rh Raising, during his interaction with media persons after the meeting, made it clear that the ball was in the court of the Government of India and not CCoNPI or the NSCN (I-M). “It is they (GoI) who are to decide. We have been waiting for their response,” Raising stated.
NPGN/NNC (NA) welcomes decision: Meanwhile, NPGN/NNC (NA) has welcomed the decision of the NSCN (I-M) to resume the talks with Government of India based on the Framework Agreement of August 3, 2015.
In a press note, NPGN/NNC (NA) president T. Ovung said it would be better for the Nagas if the peace talks resume as the earliest, without much delay. “The solution for Naga political settlement should be basing on Framework Agreement which is acceptable to all people of Nagalim,” he said.
In this regard, Ovung appealed to “all section of people of Nagalim to support the negotiation” between Government of India and NSCN (I-M) for Naga political settlement solution which would be beneficial for the future generation.

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