KOHIMA: The Centre’s emissary for the Naga peace talks, AK Mishra on Tuesday visited the headquarters of the Isak-Muivah led National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) on the designated camp Hebron, close to Dimapur metropolis and met the group’s prime leaders together with common secretary Thuingaleng Muivah.
Mishra, a former extra director of the intelligence bureau (IB) and presently an advisor within the union dwelling ministry, arrived in Nagaland on Monday and will likely be holding a sequence of conferences with leaders of various political teams, state political leaders and civil organisations, folks aware of the event stated. Formal conferences will start from April 21 at Chumoukedima.
“We had an informal meeting with Mr. AK Mishra today. He was here for about two hours. He was very positive during his visit,” a senior NSCN (IM) member advised HT.
The Naga peace talks received derailed because the contested October 31, 2019 deadline when the then interlocutor RN Ravi and the NSCN (IM) had a fallout over points pertaining to the 2015 Framework Agreement which was signed between the Centre and the NSCN (IM), and the latter remained agency on its demand for a separate Naga flag and structure. The group had just lately accused Ravi of attempting to mislead the Centre and Naga those who talks had concluded on October 31, 2019.
“It was nothing more than an ultimatum given to the NSCN to toe his (Ravi’s) line of Naga solution. As seen today, we have been witnessing the negotiations that are still going on to resolve the core issues without which there is no foreseeable agreement,” the NSCN (IM) stated in an announcement. It claimed that Ravi tried to strain the NSCN (IM) to signal the settlement beneath the Constitution of India with out the Naga flag and structure, the 2 core points which proceed to stall the inking of a ultimate pact between the Centre and the Naga group.
Ravi, who was additionally the governor of Nagaland, was transferred to Tamil Nadu in September final year after which he resigned because the interlocutor. AK Mishra was then appointed as Delhi’s emissary and he has been main parleys with the negotiating events to convey a settlement to the protracted Naga political difficulty since final September.
It was learnt that Mishra is scheduled to satisfy the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) on Thursday. The Centre had additionally signed an ‘Agreed Position’ with the NNPGs in November 2017. The NSCN (IM) in its newest assertion had asserted they’d not be part of the NNPGs’ “solution”, sustaining that any answer based mostly on “collaborators” will solely pave manner for a much bigger catastrophe.
The subsequent few days are anticipated to sign how the Centre and its emissary are dealing with the scenario to convey an answer to 2 separate agreements.
A state delegation together with chief minister Neiphiu Rio, deputy CM Yanthungo Patton and United Democratic Alliance chairman TR Zeliang just lately met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and union dwelling minister Amit Shah to know the position of the Centre on the peace course of. State legislators have been interesting to the negotiating events to convey the peace talks to a logical conclusion by reaching a settlement that’s honourable, inclusive and acceptable, on the earliest.