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Naga peace talks going on aggressively, says Nagaland Chief Minister

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Oct 21, 2021 10:52 pm
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Kohima, Oct. 21 (EMN): Amid speculations over the possibility of a solution to the vexed Naga political issue before Christmas 2021, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that meetings were going on aggressively, ‘even on alternate days’.

Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of his visit to the Naga Heritage Village at Kisama, Rio said that the negotiating parties were ‘relooking at the competencies’ which they had agreed on and ‘tying up all the loopholes’.

“We are hoping against hope that things should go well but we cannot give timing,” he said.

On the recent incident of fractional killing among the Naga political groups (NPGs) and speculations of a possible split within the NSCN (R), he said: “It is very unfortunate and all sensible people have condemned and this is not a time to have factional clash.”

Informing that all the NPGs were in ceasefire with the government of India, he said that ‘this is not a time for formation factions or recruitment’.

“I think the people who want settlement should not do this. It is very clear that the people want settlement so everybody should try to stay in,” he said.

“This is unfortunate and we should never involve in this (factions) and people will go against that,” he added.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Oct 21, 2021 10:52:23 pm