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The Naga leaders also said the Center was using a policy of division and flattery in the name of seeking the Naga political solution.

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New Delhi: The Center continued Naga peace talks with leaders of the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM), but negotiations face obstacles as the Naga leaders are adamant in their main demands for a separate constitution and flag.

Sources familiar with these developments said the Center hoped that a successful solution to the six decades of peace talks would come to a logical conclusion, but in recent statements the Naga leaders accused the Center of offering options. post-solution.

Sources citing the position of the Naga leaders said that NSCN’s position was strong and clear that it would not follow the forbidden path towards the Naga solution which was linked to renouncing the Naga national flag and the Constitution, which is the face. of the Naga political struggle and identity.

Naga leaders also said the Center used a politics of division and flattery in the name of seeking a Naga political solution when the going got tough.

When the Center resumed the peace process in September this year and sent the former Special Director of the Bureau of Intelligence (IB) AK Mishra as the Home Office’s envoy to the chief negotiator and secretary general of training rebel T. Muivah, he assured him (Muivah) that the peace talks would be initiated under the original framework signed in 2015, said a source within the Naga rebel group.

“Here we are talking about the Naga national flag and Yehzabo (Constitution), the two issues that are delaying the Naga solution in the ongoing Indo-Nagas political talks in Delhi.

“The turbulent history of the Indo-Naga political question is clear enough before us, with agreements and accords that were never meant to be implemented in letter and spirit,” said a senior official from the rebel formation while criticizing the position of governments. .

Accusing the Center, he further accused the Center of having once again persuaded the Naga people to accept whatever is proposed to hasten the discussions on the Naga.

At the invitation of the Center, senior NSCN-IM leaders, including T. Muivah, arrived in the nation’s capital on October 6 this year to hold another round of talks with the Center.

Both the Center and the Naga leaders have expressed their willingness to resolve this long-standing issue by the end of the year amicably.

Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sharma, who is also chairman of the Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA), and Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, were actively involved in the resumption of talks on peace and their logical conclusion.

Shortly after the transfer of the Governor of Nagaland RN Ravi, who was appointed interlocutor of the Center for the Naga Peace Talks on August 29, 2014 in Tamil Nadu, the peace talks resumed on September 20 in Kohima when the representative of the Center met Naga leaders and invited to travel to Delhi for further rounds of peace talks.

The NSCN-IM and other formations reached a ceasefire agreement with the Indian government in 1997 and more than 80 rounds of negotiations with the Center have taken place in successive governments in the past.

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