Nagalim: Naga Leader Willing To Compromise
After a recent round of talks with the Indian government, Naga leader T. Muivah presented his party’s proposition for cooperation with
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The General Secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), Isak-Muivah, has for the first time made it clear that he is not seeking independence from
In a free wheeling interview with ANI in
"It should be a type of federation-federation to be bound up in such a way that neither side be detrimental to the interests of other. That means almost being one, bound up", said the veteran insurgent leader, who was in
When asked what that federal relationship meant, Muivah underlined the bold steps that his outfit is willing to take to guarantee
"Bold steps when we say Nagaland must be defended by
Muivah was at pains to point out that despite so much of "coming down" from our original position, the Indian Government is not showing the sincerity required to solve the problem.
He blamed a "hardcore" group from the government side who are "coming in the way of progress in talks".
When asked to react on Muivah's formulation of an Indo- Naga relationship, a senior Central Government official said that the government is approaching the talks with an "open mind".
The centre is concerned about the outfit's continued relationship with
When asked about his reported departure to
"Yes, nothing positive happens, I need to go off for sometime and whenever necessary I can come back".
The two sides recently concluded talks on the ninth of this month [October 2007]. A glimmer of hope, however, seems to be there with both parties deciding to form committees to discuss core issues. The discussion in the committees will decide the contour of the next round of talks.
When the ceasefire was extended for the indefinite period on July 31 , it was hailed as a landmark development. In the previous round of talks held abroad and in
But these three states have rejected the demand.
There was, however, confusion over the parameters of the broad framework.
Muivah arrived in