Nagaland's government writes to the Centre to sort out disputes and find a solution

12th Oct,2021

Nagaland's government writes to the Centre to sort out disputes and find a solution



An official from the Nagaland administration said Monday that the Nagaland government has encouraged the Centre and the NSCN(IM) to resolve their differences and find a solution to the troublesome Naga problem as soon as possible. Separate discussions with the Centre's new interlocutor A K Mishra and representatives of the NSCN(IM) were held in New Delhi by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, former CM and NPF Legislature Party Leader T R Zeliang, and Minister Neiba Kronu.
"We met A K Mishra at Nagaland House and also engaged with NSCN(IM) representatives in Delhi, including Th Muivah, chairman Q Tuccu, and vice chairman Tongmat Wangnao," the official said. During Sunday's sessions, the state government urged Mishra and NSCM(IM) leaders to be more practical in order to deliver a solution to the Naga people as soon as possible.
"There may be some differences between the group and the Centre on some matters," the Nagaland legislators informed the NSCN (IM) leaders, according to the official, "but it is time to clear out the issues and find a solution." On September 20, following a two-year hiatus, talks between the Centre and the NSCN(IM) to find a solution to the vexing Naga issue restarted. It happened after more than 80 rounds of negotiations spanning 18 years, with the first breakthrough in 1997 when a ceasefire deal was signed following decades of rebellion in Nagaland that began shortly after independence in 1947. Following the former's unwillingness to hold deliberations with prior intermediary R N Ravi after the October 31, 2019 talks in Dimapur, negotiations between the NSCN(IM) and the Centre came to a halt.