Nagalim : National Socialist Council of Nagaland Likely to Mount Pressure
As the government prepares for talks on extension of the ceasefire with NSCN(IM) this week, the Naga outfit has indicated it will seek to mount pressure for their key demand of unification of Naga-dominated areas during the parleys, reports PTI. “I cannot say anything now.
Everything will depend on what the government of India offers in the next round of talks,” convener of NSCN(IM) Ceasefire Monitoring Cell Pungthing Simrang told PTI over phone from Nagaland when asked what would be the group’s stand in the proposed talks. The next round of talks between the government and Naga groups will take place between January 27 and January 31 when the six-month ceasefire ends.
“Let’s see something comes out from the talks. We hope for the best,” Simrang, the top leader of the Naga group in the State, said. Fernandes, part of a three-member ministerial group involved in dialogue with Naga insurgents, last week had said that he was hopeful that the ceasefire would be extended as “everyone wants peace”.
The Minister said the government was ready to discuss development
with the Naga groups but their focus was mainly on territorial issues.