DIMAPUR, OCT 26 (NPN) | Government of India representative and Interlocutor to Naga Peace Talks, R.N Ravi will hold formal meetings with NSCN (I-M) and Working Committee (WC) of Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) on October 28 and October 29, respectively, in New Delhi.
Reliable sources have confirmed to Nagaland Post that NSCN (I-M) delegates will led by its ato kilonser and chief negotiator, Th. Muviah while WC of NNPGs would be led by its convenor, N. Kitovi Zhimomi.
Ravi’s October 28 meeting with NSCN (I-M) proved inconclusive and both sides will meet again on October 31, for the last time before the three-month deadline expires. Sources also disclosed that the government of India and NSCN (I-M) will seek to resolve the NSCN(I-M) demand for a separate Naga national Flag and Constitution in this final meeting. “We are hopeful that the outcome of the meeting would be significant as both the parties are keen to solve the issue at the earliest,” said the source from NSCN(I-M).
Meanwhile, other sources said that both the parties are working hard for a positive outcome.
After the outcome of October 28 meeting, the Interlocutor is likely to convene a joint meeting of NSCN (I-M) and WC of NNPGs so as to work on the modalities for inking the final agreement with both the negotiating parties.
Meanwhile, a document accessed by Nagaland Post has revealed that former kilo kilonser of NSCN (I-M) Hukavi Yeputhomi’s name did not figure among those in the 15-member delegation of NSCN (I-M) that met with officials of the government of India on October 24.
According to the list, the NSCN (I-M) delegation included: chief negotiator Th. Muivah, Tongmeth Wangnao, ‘Lt. Gen’ (Retd) V.S Atem, Rev. A Puni, Zarsie Nyuthe, T.T Among, ‘Lt. Col’ (Retd) Neipfupe Venuh, ‘Col’ (Retd) Meyutsuba Longkumer, ‘Lt. Col’ (Retd) Victor Angami, R.T. Tsanglao, R.K. Ringthim, Rh. Raising, Vikiye Sumi, C Kasar and John Anal.
In his statement which was published by media, Hukavi in a declaration after joining GPRN/NSCN along with 16 others claimed that he was at the “negotiating table” till October 24, 2019.
However, on the same day, NSCN (I-M) sources and other reliable sources confirmed to Nagaland Post that Hukavi was not part of the 15-member delegation at the meeting with the Interlocutor.