NSCN (I-M) sources said this time, the “rounds of talk” are going on much better as the government of India seemed to be “convinced” that nothing is going to “move” the group unless the “Framework Agreement” is given the importance it deserved.
By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent
Top NSCN (I-M) leaders have been camping in Delhi since Monday in for another scheduled meeting to be held today (September 22). Observers have expressed hope that this crucial meeting will see “a dawn of hope to the protracted Naga Political issue”.
When contacted, a source from within the NSCN (I-M) shared that this time, the “rounds of talk” are going on much better as the government of India seemed to be “convinced” that nothing is going to “move” the group unless the “Framework Agreement” is given the importance it deserved.
It may be recalled that NSCN (I-M) had urged Prime Minister Narednra Modi not to “shy away” from Naga issue but have a relook through the prism of Framework Agreement (FA), “his own political brainchild”. The credit he has taken in bringing about FA should be unerringly interpreted to take forward in solving Naga issue, said NSCN (I-M).
The editorial of the Nagalim Voice, Vol 014, Issue 22, September, 2022 ironically pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “who loves to advertise his achievements” is expected to take the Naga issue to logical conclusion as the stalled “Indo-Naga talks” pick up the threads with focus on FA and now the “Formulated papers”.
Seven years ago when Modi took the initiative to supervise the high profile FA signing ceremony on August 3, 2015 at his residence, it generated much hype and hope going by the tone of his “highly enchanting speech” he delivered. He took pride in announcing to all political leaders who matters that he has solved the longest insurgency movement in Southeast Asia, said the editorial write-up of Nagalim Voice.