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Ravi can’t play dual role of Governor and interlocutor, Naga Hoho tells PMO

By EMN Updated: Aug 19, 2020 8:39 pm

Dimapur, Aug. 19 (EMN): Naga Hoho on Wednesday said that its delegation had reminded the Prime Minister’s Office “to seriously review the role of the interlocutor as more damage has been done and created trust deficit within the Naga people and the negotiators”, even as it appreciated the contributions of RN Ravi as the government of India’s Interlocutor for Naga peace talks. 

The Naga Hoho informed through a statement that its delegation met with the MoS for PMO, Jitender Singh, on August 12 after being invited by the office of the prime minister of India.

“Mr. RN Ravi cannot play a dual role as both Governor (Constitutional head) and Interlocutor in the negotiation and enforce law and order in the peace process. The peace talk must be carried forward to its logical conclusion with mutual respect and understanding as two entities,” the statement read.

It stated that the delegation demanded the government of India to clarify the “ceasefire area coverage” and impressed upon the Union minister for an early solution to the Indo-Naga political issue.

“The Framework Agreement was signed on 3rd August 2015 and the Agreed Position was signed on the 17th of November 2017 and declared that, the formal talks were concluded on the 31st of October 2019. Whereas, inking of the final agreement has been kept in a cold storage and further creating more confusions and divisions amongst various sections of the Naga people,” the statement added.

By EMN Updated: Aug 19, 2020 8:39:58 pm