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Rajya Sabha panel asks Centre to resolve Naga crisis soon

Guwahati: A Rajya Sabha panel has instructed the Centre to conclude the Naga peace talks, which began more than two decades ago, and are available to an settlement with stakeholders soon. This is the second one time in seven months that the department-related committee on house affairs (Rajya Sabha) has requested the NDA executive to bring the Naga peace efforts to a logical finish.
The committee, headed via former house minister P Chidambaram, reiterated its call for an early solution of the Naga crisis after the Union house ministry submitted an action taken report back to the House on Thursday. In the document, the house ministry mentioned, “Talks with NSCN (IM) and other groups are proceeding and efforts to succeed in a last settlement are occurring.”

In July remaining, the committee, in a document, observed that there had been certain results in the peace procedure. It additionally expressed fears that Naga groups and tribal bodies might get stressed as a result of the lengthen find a solution to the crisis. The document further mentioned, “The Committee apprehends that to any extent further lengthen would possibly harm the growth achieved right through the last few years. The Committee, therefore, strongly recommends that the Government must conclude the peace talks, on the earliest, in response to a vast figuring out over essentially the most contentious problems.”

The committee had observed that the development in regulation and order in Nagaland could be attributed to the 2015 Framework Agreement. It noted that it “believes that the signing of the overall Naga Peace Accord can bring lengthy lasting peace to the State that used to be once the hotspot of insurgency for the North Eastern Region.”

The document mentioned any final settlement with the Naga groups might have implications for Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, the place Nagas reside in sure areas. It urged that these states must be kept abreast of the emerging dynamics of the talks. The most contentious factor till now has been the Nagas’ demand for integration of Naga-dominated areas of Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

It will probably be recalled here that the Framework Agreement used to be signed between the Centre and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) in 2015, after more than 80 rounds of talks and a year after the NDA came to energy. The preliminary rounds of peace dialogue have been held in a foreign country and it used to be simplest in 2002 that the venue used to be shifted to India. In 2017, six more Naga groups joined the peace procedure and remaining week, an NSCN (Khaplang) faction ruled via Nagas of Indian origin joined the negotiating desk. The other two factions of NSCN (Khaplang) have Nagas of Myanmarese origin.

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