The Nationwide Socialist Council of Nagaland (IM), an armed Naga group that has been engaged in peace talks with the central authorities, on Monday mentioned it had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February and had provided to carry talks overseas if its “keep in India isn’t any extra welcome”.
Within the eight-page “confidential” letter, extremely essential of the interlocutor and Nagaland Governor, RN Ravi, and the Ministry of House Affairs, the group had additionally pressed for its contentious calls for of getting separate Naga flag and structure. The outfit claims it hasn’t obtained a response from the Prime Minister’s Workplace.
“Seven (7) months again, Muivah (normal secretary Thuingaleng Muivah) dispatched a letter to the Prime Minister of India. We intentionally withheld the letter from releasing to the media for public consumption as we waited with all confidence that the Prime Minister of India will reply positively. Right now, NSCN(IM) being accountable to the Naga individuals hereby launched the letter to tell of the delay and the dearth of response from the workplace of the Indian Prime Minister to our individuals,” an NSCN(IM) assertion learn.
The group had alleged within the letter that there had been efforts to downgrade the talks from the very best degree of political dialogue.
“Right now, we convey to your discover issues of great concern concerning the actions of the ministry of House Affairs (MHA) and its businesses together with NIA and Assam Rifles. As you might be nicely conscious, 22 years of political negotiation had began on the highest, i.e Prime minister-level talks with out precondition and talks exterior India in third nations. We had come to India on the invitation of the Authorities of India. We’re completely shocked and shocked that even after greater than twenty years of political negotiation, the MHA and its businesses have turn into obnoxious,” Thuingaleng Muivah had written.
“The most recent episode of the MHA, which by a missive to the Nagaland authorities, questioned our presence in Dimapur. We’re in Nagaland to fulfill our personal individuals vis –a vis peace course of…if our keep in India isn’t any extra welcome, all needed preparations should be made for us to go away India and the political talks be resumed in a 3rd nation,” he had added.
The group claimed it had agreed in 1997 to speak peace solely after New Delhi had recognised the Naga concern as political and stopped terming it as India’s ‘inner law-and-order concern’.
In 2015, the Centre and the group had signed the framework settlement that might have set the competencies for a last resolution. The peace deal, nevertheless, has not been achieved due to the outfit’s calls for. The MHA is now persevering with “casual talks” with NSCN(IM) by the Intelligence Bureau, authorities sources say.