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NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma to meet NSCN-IM, NNPG leaderships

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Naga peace talks: NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma to meet NSCN-IM, NNPG leaderships 1

The Naga Peace Talks, which had hit a deadlock, seems to be getting back on track once again.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is also the convenor of the Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA), is likely to meet the leaderships of the NSCN-IM and the NNPGs soon.

Naga peace talks: NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma to meet NSCN-IM, NNPG leaderships 2

According to reports, Himanta Biswa Sarma will arrive at Dimapur in Nagaland on September 21 (Tuesday) to hold meetings with the leaderships of the NSCN-IM and the NNPGs.

Sarma will also sit in a meeting with NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah during his visit to Dimapur.

Naga peace talks: NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma to meet NSCN-IM, NNPG leaderships 3

Also read: Ex-IB special director AK Mishra in Dimapur to hold talks with NSCN-IM

Notably, fast paced developments have been taking place in regards to the Naga political issue and talks surrounding it over the past fortnight.

Last week, RN Ravi was removed as both Governor of Nagaland and also as interlocutor of the Naga Peace Talks.

Ravi has been transferred to Tamil Nadu as Governor. While Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi has been given additional charge of Nagaland, former Intelligence Bureau (IB) special director AK Mishra has been appointed as interlocutor of the peace process.

AK Mishra already arrived at Dimapur in Nagaland on Saturday to hold talks with the NSCN-IM leadership.

Also read: Nagaland: Top NSCN-IM leader passes away on Myanmar border 

Mishra’s meeting with the NSCN-IM leadership is scheduled for September 20 (Monday) at the Chumukedima police complex in Dimapur.

Mishra along with IB director Arvind Kumar was tasked by the Prime Minister’s Office Iast year to carry forward the talks with the NSCN (IM) after Ravi’s relationship with the outfit took a hit following his alleged twisting of the Framework Agreement signed on August 3, 2015 and closeness with other Naga political groups.




Courtesy – nenow.in

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