NSCN (IM) rejects India’s invitation

NSCN (IM) rejects India’s invitation
Kohima | January 4 : The NSCN (IM) has turned down the peace talk ‘invitation’ from the Union Home Ministry, Government of India, accusing the latter of not abiding by the bilateral agreement.
According to a well-placed source, the Union Home Ministry, Government of India, had invited the NSCN (IM) for the next round of peace talks sometime ago but the Naga rebel group turned down the invitation on the ground that it did not come from the Prime Minister’s Office. As per agreement between the Government of India and the NSCN group led by Isak Chisi Swu and Th. Muivah, the talks should be channeled at the prime ministerial level or for that matter it should be done through the Prime Minister’s Office. The past political talks between the NSCN (IM) and the Government of India had been carried out through ‘interlocutors’ but now the interlocutors have been done away with.
Given this picture now, one never knows when the next round of talks will be held between the Government of India and the ‘National Socialist Council of Nagalim’ as the Naga rebel group has turned down New Delhi’s latest invitation to hold the dialogue. “Why don’t you ask the Indian Government?” fumed VS Atem, when queried over the latest development. VS Atem is the “emissary to the collective leadership” of the group. He accused the Government of India of taking a unilateral decision. “It (the invitation) is bound to be turned when they (Government of India) have taken a unilateral decision,” he said. The former “chief of the Naga army staff” said that according to the agreement, matters related to the dialogue should be channeled at the prime ministerial level or the PMO.
Jacob Shaiza, the “secretariat office in-charge of the steering committee,” the outfit’s highest decision-making body, informed NNN last night that his organization’s latest move ‘does not mean to undermine’ the peace talk with the Government of India. “We have politely turned down the invitation because we want that things are channelised as per the agreement. We are not doing anything to undermine the status of the Indo-Naga political talks,” said Jacob Shaiza.

One Reply to “NSCN (IM) rejects India’s invitation”

  1. long live to our naga people and may god bless to our army we proud of u n we pray

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