Nagalim: Ceasefire Meaningless Without Breakthrough in Talks Says Naga Leader
"The UPA government's CMP declared in it that the northeast state boundaries would be preserved that means they are imposing conditions on us, knowingly, deliberately they are imposing conditions on us and we cannot accept that. The agreement, the terms of the agreement is clear enough...the talks will have to be without be any conditions," he said. The main sticking point in talks has been New Delhi's refusal to accept the NSCN's (I-M) demand to merge Naga-dominated areas, including districts from neighbouring northeastern states, into a "Greater Nagaland". The government has repeatedly stressed that the NSCN (I-M)'s frustration with the latest talks in New Delhi, which have dragged on for more than four months, would achieve little and have urged them to agree for a middle path.
"Every country has a Constitution, whether we or any country
for that matter even when the undergrounds speak they speak of their framework,
of their charter, their Constitution so there must be somewhere a meeting point
so that the point on which we always discuss. The question is that we are very
earnest in our efforts and we also know that they are very keen that the talks
should be fruitful and I am sure we will arrive at something," senior Congress
leader Oscar Fernandes said.
Source: Yahoo India News