Asserts commitment for ‘honorable and acceptable solution’
Morung Express News
Dimapur | July 14
The Centre’s Interlocutor for the Naga peace talks RN Ravi, who is also the Nagaland Governor, held a meeting with the Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC-NNPGs) on Tuesday after a gap of three months.
Sources within the WC-NNPGs informed The Morung Express that the “positions” of the two sides remain unchanged. “Both are committed to resolving the Indo-Naga issue through honorable and acceptable solution at the earliest,” they maintained.
The WC-NNPGs is said to have made it clear that Naga people are paying a heavy price for the delay in announcing the settlement and “insisted that the Government of India must respect the sentiment of the Naga people.”
Stating that by October 31, 2019, the Centre and all negotiating groups “in principle, had resolved all conflicting matters and announced that unresolved issues would be pursued through democratic process,” the sources maintained that “Although COVID-19 virus prevented further progress, the Interlocutor minced no words in saying that the Naga people will witness a political settlement which respects and honours Naga aspiration.”
“This is possible because all sections of people have been taken into confidence,” they said, while adding that the WC-NNPGs has also reached out to neighboring communities.
Further maintaining that the Naga people have made their position clear, the sources informed that the Centre and WC-NNPGs “have worked out the details of a relationship based on the principle of enduring, inclusive peaceful co-existence.” To this, the Government of India will take the call at the earliest, they said.