Key meeting on Naga peace talks on Thursday – Kohima News
A senior official of the Nagaland authorities mentioned that the Core Committee on the Naga political concern would talk about the peace talks between the Central authorities and the varied Naga outfits together with Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM).
The core committee with Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio is the convener, Deputy Chief Minister Y. Patton and former Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang are co-conveners whereas Planning and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Neiba Kronu is the member-secretary.
All the 60 MLAs of the state are members of the committee, fashioned on June 10 to pursue the Naga political concern (Naga peace speak).
“The Core Committee is likely to urge the Centre to expedite the Naga peace talks at the earliest,” the official mentioned on situation of anonymity, refusing to supply particulars on the opposite points prone to be mentioned within the essential meeting.
Thursday’s meeting of the Core Committee on the Naga political concern assumes significance after the December 4 firing by the safety forces that left 14 civilians useless and 30 others injured.
The meeting would even be held within the backdrop of Nagaland authorities demanding withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Power Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from the state.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had earlier mentioned he and his Nagaland counterpart (Neiphiu Rio) would quickly meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah to debate the Naga political concern and the opposition-much less United Democratic Alliance (UDA) authorities in Nagaland.
Both Sarma and Rio had already held separate talks with Shah in regards to the Naga peace talks whereas the Centre is holding conferences with the leaders of the varied Naga outfits.
Sarma, who’s the convener of the BJP-led alliance of regional events — North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), is already concerned within the peace talks and attended conferences with the Central authorities’s consultant A.Okay. Mishra in September in Dimapur.
Media stories mentioned that the Framework Agreement has change into a roadblock to the “final settlement” of the Naga political concern.
To take ahead the Naga peace course of, the ruling and opposition events in Nagaland few months again agreed to kind an all-celebration authorities named the UDA headed by Rio.
The Bharatiya Janata Party, which is now an ally of the ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), and the opposition Naga People’s Front (NPF) and two Independent MLAs are the companions within the authorities.
The Central authorities has been individually holding peace talks with the NSCN-IM and eight different Naga outfits, which got here collectively just a few years in the past underneath the banner of Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs).
The NSCN-IM and the opposite outfits entered right into a ceasefire settlement with the Centre in 1997. Since August 1997, the NSCN-IM has held over 85 rounds of negotiations with the Centre.
The Naga outfit and intelligence sources mentioned that whereas most of the 31 calls for of the Naga teams have been nearly resolved throughout the talks with the Centre, variations remained over a separate flag and a separate structure.
The NSCN-IM’s demand for integration of the Naga-dominated areas of the neighbouring states — Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh — was additionally strongly opposed by all of the three states.