Naga Group Says Talks On Separate Flag, Structure Underway With Centre. (FILE)

Days after leaking a confidential letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seven months in the past, NSCN (IM), the largest Naga armed group concerned in peace talks for 22 years, has on Wednesday claimed that casual talks with New Delhi is on and it is nonetheless not conclusive. It additionally indicated that there was nonetheless a impasse over the contentious problems with a separate flag and structure.

“NSCN has made its stand very loud and clear that there is no such thing as a method ahead on Indo-Naga discuss with out finalizing the Naga flag and structure. Considerably, discuss on Naga flag and structure is occurring with the Authorities of India with all seriousness.” NSCN (IM) acknowledged in a press launch.

The assertion got here after stories on rejection of the demand for a separate flag and structure and that the Centre is prepared with its ultimate peace deal draft.

“What’s there for the Naga folks to realize out of the Naga deal if we’re to lose our political identification that’s recognized by flag and structure? That is the query that’s now taking part in into the conscience of the Naga folks at giant,” stated the NSCN(IM).

The peace talks with NSCN(IM) have been caught in limbo from early this 12 months, whereas the NNPG, the joint platform of the opposite smaller Naga armed teams have agreed to go ahead with a ultimate take care of the Centre.

NSCN-IM has sought substitute of RN Ravi, who’s the interlocutor of peace talks apart from Governor of Nagaland.

The Centre had dominated out a separate flag and structure earlier. For the previous two months, there was a sequence of casual talks between IB officers and NSCN-IM leaders.