Breakthrough in Naga peace talks

Breakthrough in Naga peace talks

Agency News

New Delhi, Oct 31: In a major breakthrough, the 22-year Naga peace talks is understood to have ended on a positive note with negotiating parties including NSCN (IM) leader Thuingaleng Muivah and Nagaland Governor R N Ravi and others posing for a group photograph here on Thursday.

"The talks have finally ended on a positive note....," an informed source said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set October 31 as deadline to the Governor Ravi, who is the government's main interlocutor at peace parleys since 2014.

There were certain hiccups with regard the demand for separate flag and constitution of the Nagas, but the matters have been 'resolved', sources said.

Meanwhile, former Nagaland Chief Minister and NPF leader T R Zeliang congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for having the "resoluteness" to solve the vexed political problem that was punctuated with guerilla warfare and violence for last many decades.

"I congratulate the Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi and the Union HM Shri Amit Shah for having the resoluteness to solve the Naga Issue. Also a hearty congratulations to R N Ravi, the interlocutor and the NSCN(IM) and 7-NNPGs for arriving at a mutual understanding," tweeted  Zeliang, who is also the Leader of the Opposition in the Nagaland assembly.

He also wrote: "The dream and desire of the Naga people for permanent peace and tranquility in our land will soon become a reality after positive outcome of today's meeting."

"Once again big congratulations to all parties involved in bringing about understanding," the former Chief Minister wrote. (UNI)