The Central Government is mulling the idea of creating two autonomous councils in Arunachal Pradesh and one in Manipur as part of the final settlement of the vexed Naga political issue.
According to Home Ministry sources, agencies reports claimed that the New Delhi has agreed to create two autonomous councils in Arunachal Pradesh- one for Nagas living in Tirap and Changlang district and another one for Buddhists residing in Tawang in an attempt to find a permanent solution to the Naga political issue.
Notably, Arunachal Pradesh Assembly has passed several resolutions for creating Mon Autonomous District Council for Tawang and West Kameng districts in the past.
However, reports quoting Home Ministry sources stated that the Centre would take all the stakeholders on board before taking a formal decision on forming the councils in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
It is also revealed that R N Ravi, the interlocutor of the Naga peace talks has succeeded in creating a consensus between the Centre and Naga groups on almost all the issues.
Keeping this in mind, the Central Government is of view that all the stakeholders should be taken on board before signing the final peace accord with Naga groups.
Asserting that the Centre wants a solution that is acceptable to all the stakeholders, security sources said that the Centre was also trying to ensure that a solution to Naga problem should not trigger another agitation in the region.
Pointing out that some external forces from China was taking keen interest in the ongoing Naga peace-process, sources in the security agencies said that Chinese agencies, which have very strong connections with Northeast insurgent groups operating from Myanmar, have been trying hard to provoke both Naga and non-Naga groups to derail the peace process.