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Rtd. IB official as interlocutor: Naga Hoho fumes

By EMN Updated: Aug 12, 2014 1:10 am

DIMAPUR, August 11

The Naga Hoho has expressed its displeasure over the appointment of RN Ravi, a retired Special Director of IB, as the Centre’s new interlocutor for political negotiations with NSCN (IM).
“While yearning for peace in our land, the Naga Hoho is seething with multiple questions and tension over the appointment of Mr RN Ravi, a retired Special Director of IB as the Centre’s new Interlocutor for political negotiations with Naga political groups,” the Naga Hoho in a release issued by its Communication Cell said today.The Naga Hoho said it feels that at this point of time Nagaland needs a neutral Interlocutor without any prejudices while stating that his recent article ‘Nagaland: decent into chaos’ which was capitulated in a section of Hindu paper on January 23, 2014 has clearly affirmed his bent of mind and his preset notions of different Naga underground groups.
The Hoho strongly felt that such a person will never strive to bring political settlement, rather sacrifice the hard earned ongoing peace process by using its mighty Indian forces which have always been advocated by different Indian Intelligence agencies.
In this backdrop, the Naga Hoho fervently appealed to the government of India and its leaders to seriously ponder on this matter and appoint another interlocutor who does not possess military or IB background and care for the Naga people in particular and the people of North East in general.
It explained that the Naga people have happily accepted the signing of ceasefire between the government of India and different Naga underground groups and appreciated the government of India and its leaders for realizing the futility of the military way of solution.
Pointing out that the government of India has also recognized the Indo-Naga political problem as ‘a political issue’ and not as ‘law and order’ problem, the apex Naga organization rued that despite various steps taken mutually by both government of India and Naga political groups through political dialogue, the Centre has wasted the last 17 years without bringing out any tangible solution to the protracted Indo-Naga political problem.

By EMN Updated: Aug 12, 2014 1:10:09 am