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Indo-Naga issue: NPCC says 23 years of negotiation is a ‘deliberate torture’

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By EMN Updated: Sep 20, 2020 6:48 pm
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Dimapur, Sep. 20 (EMN): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has asserted that 23 years of Indo-Naga negotiations is a “deliberate torture” inflicted upon Naga people and “it is not reasonable for the Centre and negotiating teams to further the negotiations”.

A press release from the party on Sunday informed that this message was shared by NPCC leaders during a meeting with the general secretary of All India Congress Committee, and in-charge of Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim, Kuljit Singh Nagra, on September 19.

The NPCC was represented by the president K Therie and working president Bobby Panicker.

‘In view of PMO’s announcement to resolve the political problem by September end, NPCC has taken up with AICC and its parliamentary leaders of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha for support…the ‘framework agreement’ as is elaborated in the 213th report of parliamentary standing committee on Home Affairs was further discussed. We have also discussed the issues raised in stakeholders’ consultative meetings with the interlocutor who is also the governor of Nagaland,” it stated.

According to the NPCC, Nagra assured to take forward the issue to the Congress president, CWC members and Congress parliamentary leaders in both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha “for their consideration and to ensure that the interests of the stakeholders are well protected”.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 20, 2020 6:48:52 pm