File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other government officials with representatives of NSCN-IM at the signing ceremony of framework agreement in New Delhi on August 03, 2015. Image courtesy: PIB

There seem to be more hurdles in the ongoing much talked about Indo-Naga peace talk.

According to reports, the NSCN-IM has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing apprehension in the commitment of the Indian government to solve the Naga political issue.

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The letter reportedly signed by NSCN-IM chairman Q Tuccu and its general secretary (chief negotiator) Th Muivah lamented that the talks that were supposed to take place at the highest level has been reduced to the Governor’s level.

“We are happy to learn that R N Ravi, the interlocutor, at the formal talk on July 26 last that you are committed to solving the Indo-Naga political problem within a three-month’s time, the letter read.

It further added that ‘there are still some core issues like flag and constitution which are yet to be agreed upon between the two parties.’

The NSCN-IM further alleged that the commitment given by successive Prime Ministers of the country that the talks will be at the highest level and at a neutral venue outside the country and without any pre-condition has been dishonoured.

“We have come to India on the invitation of the Prime Minister of India and several rounds of talks have been successfully held and the August 3, 2015 Framework Agreement was signed in your presence, the letter read.

The letter further added that ‘however, we are surprised that the talk is now reduced to a mere Governor’s level’.

“Both parties have been patiently negotiating for the last 22 years and we are committed to working out an honourable solution,” it added.

“But, the recent changes and developments have created confusion and doubt in the mind of our people if an honourable political solution can be arrived at,” it further stated.

Kalpajyoti Saikia is Senior Reporter of Northeast Now. He can be reached at: kalpasaikia649@gmail.com

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