Nagalim: Talks to Be Held in Amsterdam
A group of ministers will hold talks with the top leadership of the NSCN-IM in
The group, headed by Union Labour Minister Oscar Fernandes, will meet a NSCN-IM delegation led by its chairman Isaac Chisi Swu and general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah and is expected to discuss all "substantive" issues for a solution to the country’s oldest insurgency problem during the two-day talks, official sources said here today.
Reports of major clashes between cadres of NSCN-IM and its rival NSCN-Khaplang, which have resulted in the death of several people in the recent past, may figure in the talks.
The NSCN-IM is likely to demand immediate government action to "control" the cadres of the NSCN-K, which also has a ceasefire pact with the Centre, since such incidents may increase tension in Nagaland, the sources said.
The meeting will review progress made since the NSCN-IM submitted a 20-point charter of demands to the Centre.
In this charter, the NSCN-IM had sought the unification of all Naga-inhabited areas of the Northeast, separate representation at the UN and greater rights over natural resources, finance, defense and policing.