RN Ravi
Nagaland governor RN Ravi. Image credit - Twitter @IPS_Association

A Naga Hoho delegation, which met the Union Minister of State for PMO, Jitendra Singh, asked the PMO to seriously review Nagaland Governor RN Ravi’s role as interlocutor for Naga talks.

Naga Hoho in their meeting on August 12 while appreciating Ravi’s contributions in the peace talks reminded the PMO to review his role alleging that he has done more damage and created trust deficit within the Naga people and negotiators.

In a statement on Wednesday, Naga Hoho president HK Zhimomi and general secretary K Elu Ndang said the Naga Hoho responded with honour to the invitation of the PM, met MoS Singh keeping in mind the fragile peace process.

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“The peace talks must be carried forward to its logical conclusion with mutual respect and understanding as two entities,” the Hoho said.

The Naga Hoho delegation reiterated the demand that the government of India clarify on the ceasefire area coverage and impressed upon the minister for an early solution to the Indo-Naga political issue.

It pointed out that the Framework Agreement was signed on August 3, 2015, and the Agreed Position on November 17, 2017, while the formal talks were declared as concluded on October 31, 2019.

The Hoho expressed dismay that the inking of the final agreement has been kept in cold storage, further creating more confusion and divisions amongst various sections of the Naga people.

It appreciated Modi and Singh for giving their precious time in order to carry forward the peace process.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com