NSCN (IM) leaders positive about Naga solution

March 12th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh Imphal, Mar 12 (ANI): National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isac-Muivah faction) leaders are positive about bringing the six decade old Naga issue to an end through a dialogue with the centre.

NSCN (IM) Chairman Isak Chisi Swu and General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah recently visited Nagaland after holding talks with the centre in New Delhi.

The two leaders while addressing the media expressed their satisfaction with the commitment of the centre to addressing the issue.

Over the years there has been a significant change in the stand of NSCN (IM) with regards to the peace talks.

The recent visit of Isak Chisi Swu, the president of NSCN (IM), to the country on an Indian visa was indicative of this fact. This was a major change after the outlawed group agreed for the first time to hold talks in Delhi.

“Muivah himself when he visited Dimapur recently said that talks are progressing well. Both Isak and Muivah recently met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and talks between both the parties were progressive,” said Union Home Secretary GK Pillai.

The shift in the NSCN (IM)’s stand on peace talks is largely due to pressure from the civil society groups and residents of the state who want peace and normalcy in the region.

“We want that both the NSCN government and centre should work for the interests for the people. And there should be a just and an honorable solution to the problems,” said Mary.

“We want development in Nagaland. We will support the side that brings development to the Nagaland,” said Alem.

NSCN (IM) has had a ceasefire agreement with the centre for the past 13 years, and has held over 60 rounds of talks. (ANI)

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