Dec 15, 2009

Nagalim: Groups Reject "Conditional Political Package"

Active ImageThe conditional political package offered by the Union Government has been rejected by a coalition of Naga groups



Below is an article published by Assam Tribune

The Joint Working Group (JWG) formed by the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) and the Naga National Council, on December 9, said it would not accept any "conditional political package" from the Union Government. The report adds that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had earlier said it would offer a set of political proposals to the Naga groups by the end of December to form the basis of future peace talks for an acceptable and honourable settlement to the vexed political conflict. "To clarify doubts arising out of recent statements made by the Government of India, the JWG hereby recommit ourselves to uphold, respect and honour the principles of a joint declaration signed on September 28 in which we jointly reject any form of conditional package offered to the Nagas by the Centre," a JWG statement said.