October 23, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: In wake of deadlock between Government of India and National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN – IM) in political settlement talks, the government of Nagaland has reportedly cancelled all leaves of state cops and bureaucrats. Nagaland CM has issued orders to cops and bureaucrats to stay on duty.
It is notable that the Government of India interlocutor with Naga groups had criticised NSCN-IM few days back saying that the Government of India can not accept later’s demand for separate Naga flag and constitution. A day after GoI interlocutor R N Ravi’s statement, the NSCN-IM issued a statement declaring that the Indo-Naga political settlement without Naga flag and constitution would be inconclusive.
As R N Ravi had said that the GoI has decided to conclude the 22 years talks between the Indian government and the Naga groups, the recent administrative orders are being viewed as a preparatory steps by the administration to handle the possible fallout of breakdown of talks.
Notably, the Narendra Modi led government had signed a framework for agreement with NSCN (IM) on August 3, 2015.
On November 17, 2017, another agreement with seven Naga armed groups under the banner of the Working Committee (WC) of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) on the political parameters of the settlement was signed.
After resuming power in 2019, the Modi government reportedly decided to conclude the talks with Nagas as early as possible.