“Center has will & guts to solve Naga issue”: Acharya


By Oken Jeet Sandham

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KOHIMA, Sep 11 (NEPS): Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya said the 17 year long Naga peace process was quite long and people had suffered enough. “Enough is enough,” he said during a massive press conference held here at his official residence, Kohima Raj Bhavan on Thursday.

The Governor said the Narendra Modi Government at the Center was determined to solve the long drawn out Naga politic issue once and for all. “People have suffered enough; they want solution and enough is enough,” he said adding “the Central Government has the will and guts to solve the Naga problem.”

He said he came to know that the NSCN (IM) and some Naga civil societies had reacted to the appointment of retired Special Director of Intelligence Bureau RN Ravi as the new interlocutor for resumption of Center-NSCN (IM) talks.

Some Naga organizations including Naga Hoho said Nagaland needs a neutral interlocutor without any prejudices and Ravi’s recent article ‘Nagaland: decent into chaos’ has clearly exposed his bent of mind and his preset notions of different Naga underground groups.

Acharya said Ravi wrote that particular article before but he had been appointed by the Modi Government as new interlocutor for resumption of political negotiations with Naga underground groups. So naturally he had to conduct political talks with the Naga underground people in line with the Modi Government’s genuine desire of expediting and resolving the protracted Naga issue.

Making an emphatic appeal to the Naga people to give a chance to him and let him start resuming political talks, Acharya asserted Ravi’s appointment as new interlocutor for the resumption of political negotiations with Naga political groups was the manifestation of the Narendra Modi Government’s genuine desire to expedite the peace process and find solution at the earliest. “Towards this objective, I want your (media) cooperation and the people’s cooperation,” the Governor added.


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