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No breakthrough in Indo-Naga peace talks

By EMN Updated: Oct 31, 2019 12:21 am

Our Reporter

Dimapur, Oct. 30 (EMN): Another round of the Indo-Naga political talks went inconclusive in New Delhi on October 30 as both the parties NSCN (IM) and Government of India  were firm on their respective stand.

A senior NSCN (IM) leader, who is also part of the group’s negotiating team told Eastern Mirror that the group is firm on its stand for a separate flag and constitution, so does the GoI on its stand against it.

“They have their difficulties and we have our difficulties but we are committed to solving the issues,” the NSCN-IM leader said, adding that the meeting will resume today (Thursday) at 11 am.

He confirmed reports about several members of NSCN (IM) defecting to other groups and affirmed that there was no worry or concern for the group if a handful of “them” switched to other factions.

WC, NNPG on flag and constitution

The working committee, NNPG, said through a statement that ‘status of flag and constitution will be inserted in the final agreement.’

“The WC and GOI have come to an understanding that the Naga flag and constitution are indespensable to the Naga people. Its cultural usage is one thing and political usage is another. The GOI is aware that the ‘agreed position’ signed on 17th Nov. 2017, by its very content imply flag and constitution are within it. There is no ambiguity. GOI has, however, reiterated its position on the two symbolic issues clearly,” read the statement from WC, NNPG, media cell.

“It has been agreed that that a clause in the final agreement shall mention Naga flag and constitution as prime symbolic issues which shall be pursued post solution through continuous political and democratic political process,” it added.

By EMN Updated: Oct 31, 2019 12:21:31 am