Nagalim: Unification to be Discussed
A Naga delegation from the NSCN-IM arrived in New Dehli yesterday [17 July 2007], hoping to turn ceasefire talks into negotiations for the recognition and unification of Nagalim.
Below is an article published by the Financial Express:
Expecting some concrete results out of the two-day talks with Indian government, a 14-member NSCN (I-M) team arrived in the capital [
Chairman of NSCN (I-M) Isak Chisi Swu, is here along with general secretary Thuigalend Muivah for the meeting begining next Saturday [21 July 2007]. The meeting assumes significance as the ceasefire between the security forces and the insurgent outfit ends on July 30 .
“This time, we want something concrete from the government in our demands. Otherwise, it is futile to meet only for the extension of the ceasefire,” NSCN-IM spokesman Tongmeth Wangnao Konyak said. The NSCN (I-M) delegation will hold parleys with the Group of Ministers headed by Oscar Fernandes on extension of the 10-year-old ceasefire and ways to carry forward the peace process in the north eastern states. The NSCN (I-M)’s demand for unification of Naga-inhabited areas in the north-east and issues relating to clashes between rival Naga factions will be discussed.