Nagaland Guv meets NSCN (IM) leaders, talks inconclusive

Nagaland Guv meets NSCN (IM) leaders, talks inconclusive

Agency News

New Delhi, Oct 24 : Nagaland Governor and interlocutor in Naga peace parleys, R N Ravi, on Thursday commenced his crucial rounds of talks in the penultimate round of deliberations with various militant groups to 'wrap up' the negotiations.

NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah led his team at the talks held in the capital. Mr Ravi and senior officials attended the same but the talks reportedly remained inconclusive and yet another round of parleys may be held either on Saturday or Monday.

Mr Ravi, who has been given a deadline till October 31 to end prolonged talks that began way back in 1997, is likely to meet some leaders from other Naga groups including NSCN (Kitovi) and NSCN (Reformation).
The talks with the NSCN (IM) have hit major hurdles after the militant group insisted on a separate Naga flag and constitution - the twin demands which for obvious reasons are not being accepted by the government negotiators.

Mr Ravi, who held a consultative meeting with civil society and church leaders in Kohima last week, had charged the NSCN-IM with adopting "a procrastinating attitude to delay the settlement raising the contentious symbolic issues of separate Naga national flag and constitution".(UNI)