Govt, NSCN say talks progressing in right direction, closer than ever before to final settlement

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, August 12, 2016

Government of India's interlocutor R. N. Ravi and National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) General Secretary T. Muivah held talks here today and said later that they were closer than ever before to the final settlement  and hoped to conclude it sooner than later.
"We assure the people that the talks have been progressing in right direction with determination," they said in a joint communique.
“The political initiative of the Government of India and NSCN to amicably resolve the Naga political issue has received a new urgency and impetus during the last two years. The talks have become more purposeful, less ritualistic, more forthright and far more frequent. In the last two years we met more times than all the years before. It helped building unprecedented mutual understanding and trust," it said.
The communique said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "statesmanship, his respect and love for the Naga people, their legitimate rights and aspirations and wisdom of the Naga leaders could lead to the historic Framework Agreement of August 3, 2015 which settles the political parameters of the final solution. Within these parameters, details are being worked out in earnest."
They said the prolonged illness and unfortunate passing away of Mr. Isak Chishi Swu, Chairman NSCN, adversely impacted the process. His departure is a big loss for all of us," it added.