Centre engages NSCN-IM within the final leg of Naga peace talks

Mukesh Ranjan

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 7

The Centre on Friday resumed negotiations with the NSCN (IM) management as a part of the final leg of talks for Naga peace, because the efforts are on to resolve the three contentious points — flag, structure and territory — and ink a “final settlement” earlier than Independence Day.

The sources within the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) mentioned the talks between the senior officers and the NSCN-IM leaders, led by its 86-year-old normal secretary Thuengaleng Muivah, are being held at an undisclosed location within the nationwide capital, the place representatives of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal had been additionally current.

“The presence of the representatives of three north-eastern states is significant, as the NSCN-IM has been claiming parts of their territories for “Greater Nagalim. This has so far been a major stumbling block in stealing a final settlement,” a senior MHA official mentioned.

The NSCN-IM has all alongside been demanding for territorial integration of all Naga inhabited areas of the North East area of the nation.

Sources mentioned because the senior officers, together with the involved ones within the MHA, have been negotiating the ultimate settlement, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who has been admitted to a hospital after being examined COVID-19 optimistic, has continually been monitoring the progress made on the assembly.

Meanwhile, the Naga National Political Groups (NNPG), a conglomerate of seven different organisations, which can also be a part of the dialogue course of, has already mentioned it had efficiently closed its negotiations with the Centre.

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