Naga Agreement not concluded yet: Home Ministry

Naga Agreement not concluded yet: Home Ministry

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New Delhi, Nov 01: Union Home Ministry on Thursday said that the ongoing talks on Naga Peace agreement have not been concluded yet and no credence should be given to such reports and rumours.

Issuing a statement Late on Thursday evening, the MHA said “It is clarified that before any settlement is arrived at with Naga groups, all stakeholders including States of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh will be duly consulted and their concerns will be taken into consideration”.

It has come to notice of the Government that lots of rumours and misinformation is being spread in media including social media that final Naga settlement has been arrived at and will be announced soon and this was creating an anxiety and concern in some parts of the country, the Home Ministry said further. Earlier, the Government had said that the ongoing talks on Naga peace talks would be concluded by October 31 positively.

As the deadline for concluding the 22 year long Naga peace talks ended on Thursday, the Central Government interlocutor and Nagaland Governor RN Ravi met the top leadership of Naga rebel group NSCN (IM) to end a deadlock over the contentious issue of a separate Naga flag and Constitution. On Wednesday also, the meeting between RN Ravi and NSCN(IM) top leadership led by General secretary T Muivah ended again without any concrete conclusion. (UNI)