Morung Express News| Dimapur | August 19: The NSCN (IM) appears quite resolute on opposing any Government of India decision to have RN Ravi continue as the interlocutor for the 22 year-old Indo-Naga talks following his appointment as Governor of Nagaland.

Ravi was inducted as the Governor of Nagaland on August 1 by the BJP-led NDA government in New Delhi.
Speculations are of RN Ravi continuing as the GoI’s interlocutor for the Naga peace talks, while also holding the political position of Governor, Nagaland state. His position as the GoI’s interlocutor however remains unclear with New Delhi still to make an official declaration.

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A senior leader of the NSCN (IM) told The Morung Express that its Collective Leadership have made it clear to the GoI it will not acknowledge Ravi as interlocutor. The leader, on condition of anonymity, said that it has already communicated to the Prime Minister’s Office in this regard. The message was forwarded in July-end not long after speculations did the rounds about Ravi taking the place of former Nagaland Governor PB Acharya. The PMO was still to respond to the letter.

“The interlocutor can be any but not someone holding the post of Governor, Nagaland,” he added
Further, it was learned that the NSCN (IM) will be holding another round of consultations with the Naga civil societies. The leader said that the Ato Kilonser Th Muivah arrived in Hebron from New Delhi on August 19 and the consultations will likely occur by August-end in Hebron.

It was not specified whether non-Naga communities of Nagaland will also be in the list of invitees.



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