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Key members of the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM), which has been in talks with the federal government, have been among these allegedly focused by Israeli spyware Pegasus between 2017 and 2019, information portal The Wire reported.

The portal is a part of a consortium of world media organisations that investigated the alleged concentrating on of politicians, journalists, and constitutional authorities.

Atem Vashum, Apam Muivah, Anthony Ningkhan Shimray, Phunthing Shimrang and N Kitovi Zhimomi have been listed as potential Pegasus targets worldwide, reported The Wire. There was no fast response from NSCN-IM.



The Centre signed a framework settlement with the NSCN-IM in 2015 years after the 2 sides introduced a ceasefire settlement in 1997. A conglomeration of seven completely different Naga teams signed an “agreed position” with the Centre in 2017 for ending the insurgency in Nagaland.

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R N Ravi, the Centre’s interlocutor for the talks, set a deadline to conclude the negotiations by October 2019. NSCN-IM has been upset over Ravi’s try and “distort” the settlement and has sought a brand new interlocutor.

Ravi, who can also be Nagaland governor, repeatedly claimed that talks have concluded. But the NSCN-IM in March 2021 stated that the talks groups have been again on the desk and negotiations have been progressing.

The Centre is believed to have proposed a peace deal, however the NSCN-IM has refused to simply accept it. NSCN-IM’s demand for a separate Naga flag and structure are stated to have delayed the conclusion of the talks, which have been suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nagaland has shaped a committee comprising all of the 60 members of the state meeting and the 2 Members of Parliament to push for and facilitate expedited talks. The panel has held conferences this week.


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