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Swu, Muivah arrive from Delhi

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By EMN Updated: Mar 10, 2014 12:28 am
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Newmai News Network
DIMAPUR, March 9

NSCN (IM) general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah today said the government of India has “no wisdom and guts” in their approach to deal with Naga political issue, saying such a situation calls for ‘wisdom and guts’. At the same time, he also said the NSCN (IM) understands the herculean problems burdening India.
“We understand that the government India has to deal with so many problems,” Muivah added
Talking to journalists minutes after he and NSCN (IM) chairman Isak Chisi Swu landed at the Dimapur Airport this afternoon from New Delhi, Muivah said the government of India should understand that the Naga people are ‘anxiously’ waiting to see the ‘solution’ for decades now while also stating that the government of India is “not coming forward”. “Whatever might be the circumstance, India should settle the Naga political issue,” he stressed. “India keeps assuring the Nagas with several things but we are not satisfied with such assurances,” he added.
Muivah attributed resignation of Delhi’s interlocutor RS Pandey as the reason for not holding formal talks during their four-month stay in the national capital.
Swu and Muivah reached Delhi from Dimapur on November 19 last year to resume the talks. The last time both the government of India and the NSCN (IM) had held formal talks was in December 2012.
Muivah termed the resignation of Pandey as the interlocutor as ‘unfortunate incident.’ Pandey resigned as the interlocutor to contest the ensuing Lok Sabha polls on BJP ticket in Bihar.
“We do not expect the government of India will end remaining silence this way. For a long time the talks have been held up. The talks must go on and solution should be there,” Muivah said. “However, we are not disappointed. When the time is fine, the talks will resume,” he said.
Swu, Muivah, their spouses and ten other NSCN (IM) leaders arrived here from Delhi today.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 10, 2014 12:28:09 am