Nagaland

NSCN-IM and Govt. of India meeting ends inconclusive, talks to continue beyond October 31

Kohima, October 24 (NE): The crucial Naga Political Talk which was held at New Delhi on Thursday, October 24 between NSCN – IM and Government of India ended with no consensus reached between the parties.

The meeting between the NSCN-IM led by its general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah and Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi, who is also the interlocutor, which lasted for more than three hours, discussed on various demands raised by the group. The Naga national flag and constitution remains the main contention between the two sides.

National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM)’s army chief Anthony Shimray confirmed that the Naga peace talks will continue beyond October 31. The deadline set by GoI earlier, will be extended and there will be further consultations in coming days”, he said.

Its important to note, the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), Naga Hoho, Naga Mothers’ Association, and the Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights had expressed the disappointment over the non-inclusion of their organisations in the political talks on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.