NSCN (IM) cadres
NSCN (IM) cadres presenting march past at the 73rd Naga Independence Day. File mage: Northeast Now

Two autonomous councils would be set up in the Naga inhabited areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur as part of the Naga peace accord.

The two autonomous councils would be created in the Naga inhabited areas of the two neighbouring states of Nagaland under the provisions of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, Assam Tribune reported.

Apart from this, Nagaland will have one more Lok Sabha seat and the Government will take effective steps for the rehabilitation of the cadres of the rebel groups as part of the Accord.

According to reports, negotiation process between the NSCN (IM) and other Naga rebel out and the Central government is complete.

“No major issue is left to negotiate between the Centre and NSCN (IM) and Naga National Political Groups (NNPG) and only the accord is left to be signed,” the newspaper reported.

The ongoing Naga peace process between the Centre and Naga rebel outfits, which was started in 1997, turned 23 this year.

The Union Government had simply fixed October 31, 2019 just to conclude the Naga peace process, it failed to do the same.

Centre’s interlocutor for Naga talks, RN Ravi, who is now the Governor of Nagaland, had detailed talks with the Naga civil society groups to ensure that the political solution of the Naga problem is an “inclusive one”.

The Governments of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh were also consulted.

On the issues holding up the signing of the formal agreement, sources said that the Government has been talking with the NSCN (I-M) and NNPG separately.

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