NSCN-IM brass in Delhi to thrash out final deal | India News

Top NSCN(IM) leaders have assembled in New Delhi for negotiations with the Centre and hammer out a final settlement to the vexed Naga issue.
This comes amid appeals of reconciliation between NSCN(IM) and Naga National Political Groups (NNPG) by the Naga society. The NNPG is a conglomerate of seven Naga groups with whom the Centre is holding parallel dialogue. “We will have informal talks before shifting to the final discussions with the government of India. The entire leadership is here to facilitate a wider consultation. The way things are moving at the moment, we can see the settlement getting signed soon,” said a top NSCN(IM) functionary.
A 15-member NSCN(IM) delegation led by its chairman Q Tuccu and vice-president Tongmeth Wangnao have joined the group’s general secretary, Th Muivah, who has been camping and holding informal talks with IB representatives led by its director Arvind Kumar on a daily basis.
The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), which is leading the voice for reconciliation between NSCN(IM) and NNPG, said, “After a protracted process towards a political agreement, the NSCN(IM) and NNPGs are currently engaged in what seems to be parallel processes with the Centre. The Naga people are now saying it is time for these two Naga political groups to meet and take forward the unfinished task of reconciliation.”
“The FNR urges leaders of the two groups to meet and explore a workable mechanism of cooperation around the ‘competencies’ and the ‘agreed position’ in consonance with the Naga common ground. This is fundamental because the parallel processes have polarised the Naga public, tribal and civil society organizations.”
The NNPGs have said their discussion with the Centre has concluded and the “Agreed Position” has been signed.

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