The NSCN (I-M) has clarified on Friday that it “has no knowledge” about any programme or plan of ‘talks’ with the Government of India on March in Delhi.
A media house had reported on Friday that the NSCN (I-M) and the government of India would hold an “emergency meeting” in New Delhi on March 9. That report had also said that the NSCN (I-M) team would be led by its senior functionary VS Atem.
Refuting to this report, the NSCN (I-M) issued a press release in Dimapur this evening while stating that it “has no knowledge of the proposed talks stated to be held on March 9, 2020, New Delhi”.
The press release of the NSCN (I-M) said that “the Government of India must be very clear about the position of its representative RN Ravi with regards to the Framework Agreement (FA), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and its agencies like the NIA with terrorist activities even after 22 years of -Naga political negotiation that had started from August 1, 1997”.
It added, “The MHA is also advised not to put itself into baseless and pseudo position”.
Meanwhile, a Dimapur-based newspaper had reported on Friday that NNPGs and the government of India will sit for “another round of closed door meeting” on March 7 in New Delhi. Nagaland Post had reported that RN Ravi will lead the Government of India team while N Kitovi will lead the delegation of the NNPGs.
The newspaper reported that both the NNPGs and the Government of India will make an attempt to “smoothen any rough edges over earlier agreed positions before signing the final agreement”.
Meanwhile, sources said that about eight leaders of the NNPGs had left Nagaland for New Delhi about two days ago for the “meeting” with the Government of India representatives.