The Centre has said that it is determined to conclude the ongoing Naga peace process without delay and that endless negotiation under the shadow of guns is not acceptable. Government of India’s Representative and Interlocutor for Naga Peace Talks, R N Ravi held a detailed consultation meeting with the primary stakeholders of the Naga society at Kohima in Nagaland yesterday. The meeting was held as some NSCN (I-M) leaders through various media platforms were misleading the people with absurd assumptions and presumptions over what they have already agreed with the Government of India. The meeting was attended by the apex leadership of all the 14 Naga tribes of Nagaland, all the minority non-Naga tribes of Nagaland, the Nagaland GB Federation, the Nagaland Tribes Council, the Church leaders and Civil Society Organizations. The Framework Agreement with (NSCN I-M) and the Agreed Position with the Working Committee of Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) were extensively shared with the leaders, pertinent issues discussed and doubts on competencies clarified.
Political maturity and wisdom of the Naga leaders who expressed their overwhelming support in favour of a settlement without any further delay is deeply appreciated. An official release said, respecting the Naga people’s wishes, the Central Government is determined to conclude the Naga Peace Process without delay. It also said, Government expects all negotiating parties to heed the will of the people and facilitate the conclusion of the Naga Peace Process within the stipulated time. It said, a mutually agreed draft comprehensive settlement, including all the substantive issues and competencies, is ready for inking the final agreement.