Governor 'Hounding' Groups Engaged In Peace Talks: Naga Bodies To PM Modi

NMA mentioned Governor was allegedly “threatening” and “hounding” totally different Naga teams. (File)

New Delhi:

Two influential Naga civil society teams have complained to Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards Nagaland Governor RN Ravi, alleging that he’s functioning in an “autocratic” method and with none regard for what has been achieved in 23 years of peace talks with rebel group NSCN-IM.

The Naga Hoho and the Naga Moms’ Affiliation (NMA) have additionally alleged that Mr Ravi, who’s the Centre’s interlocutor for the peace dialogue, has been “hounding” the identical Naga teams with whom he’s supposed to barter and conclude the peace talks, and that he doesn’t appear to have the time or inclination to hearken to the voices of ladies peace makers.

In a memorandum to the prime minister, the Naga Hoho mentioned the Nagas have been observing that the governor “is functioning in an autocratic method with none regard and respect for what has been achieved to date”.

“With the appointment of RN Ravi because the governor, it was hoped to expedite the peace course of. As an alternative, he’s breaking the hard-earned belief and religion of the folks and rendering the 23 years of negotiation meaningless by smearing Naga historical past and in addition the political teams with whom the federal government of India is engaged in a negotiation,” it mentioned.

The Naga Hoho, which is the highest physique of various Naga tribal communities, mentioned it felt that “peaceable settlement can’t be achieved with an interlocutor with out empathy and with out understanding our folks, our historical past and our aspiration”.

The organisation instructed the prime minister that it continues to belief his management and urged him to look into the matter on precedence.

“Together with your private and political dedication, we imagine that the answer just isn’t far-off” it mentioned.

The NMA, in its memorandum to the Prime Minister Modi, mentioned Governor Ravi was allegedly “threatening” and “hounding” totally different Naga teams. “We’re confronted with a state of affairs, the place the interlocutor, who can be the Hon”ble governor of Nagaland, is bent on threats and hounding the identical Naga political teams, with whom he’s supposed to barter and conclude the peace talks,” it mentioned.

The NMA alleged that Governor Ravi’s “disrespect for the Naga folks and ladies, within the midst of such an important dialogue can be apparent in the truth that the governor has turned down the official request of the Naga Moms’ Affiliation for an appointment on two events, which is very questionable”.

Earlier, sources had urged that the NSCN-IM, which has been in peace talks with the Centre, is unlikely to carry additional negotiations with Mr Ravi and the Naga rebel group has conveyed its “unhappiness” to the highest functionaries of the central authorities over his model of functioning.

The highest management of the NSCN-IM is now in Delhi for a contemporary spherical of negotiation with the central authorities, presumably with a brand new interlocutor.

The NSCN-IM has conveyed to the central authorities that the group wouldn’t maintain any additional negotiation with Mr Ravi, who has been engaged in dialogue with the group since 2014, sources mentioned.

The important thing grievances of the NSCN-IM towards Mr Ravi appear to be his “misinterpretation” of the 2015 body of settlement and his letter to the Nagaland authorities, asking it to rein in “armed gangs”, which made the NSCN-IM deeply upset.

The framework settlement was signed on August 3, 2015, by NSCN-IM basic secretary Thuingaleng Muivah and Mr Ravi in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hammer out a last resolution.

In October final 12 months, in a press release, Mr Ravi had dominated out a separate flag and Structure for the Nagas as demanded by the NSCN-IM and made it clear that the “infinite negotiations with the rebel group underneath the shadow of weapons just isn’t acceptable”.

Mr Ravi had mentioned that the NSCN-IM has “mischievously” dragged within the framework settlement and started imputing imaginary contents to it.

The framework settlement got here after over 80 rounds of negotiations spanning 18 years, with the primary breakthrough made in 1997 when the ceasefire settlement was sealed after many years of insurgency in Nagaland which began quickly after India”s independence in 1947.


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