The Naga Framework Agreement Latest News: What You Need to Know
The Naga Framework Agreement, also known as the Naga Peace Accord, was signed between the Indian government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) in August 2015. The agreement aimed to bring peace and stability to the region and end the long-standing insurgency in Nagaland.
Since then, there have been several developments related to the implementation of the agreement. Here is the latest news on the Naga Framework Agreement:
1. Talks between the NSCN and the Indian government are ongoing
Despite the signing of the agreement in 2015, talks between the NSCN and the Indian government are still ongoing to finalize the details of the implementation of the Naga Framework Agreement. The key issues being discussed include the powers and functions of the proposed Naga regional body, the integration of Naga-inhabited areas in neighboring states, and the disarmament of NSCN cadres.
2. The NSCN has expressed dissatisfaction with the progress of the talks
In recent months, the NSCN has expressed dissatisfaction with the progress of the talks and accused the Indian government of delaying the implementation of the Naga Framework Agreement. The NSCN has also criticized the government`s proposal to establish a new administrative unit in the Naga-inhabited areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Manipur, arguing that it goes against the spirit of the agreement.
3. The Nagaland Governor has called for a speedy resolution
The Governor of Nagaland, R.N. Ravi, who is also the central government`s interlocutor for the Naga peace talks, has called for a speedy resolution of the issues related to the Naga Framework Agreement. He has emphasized the need for trust-building measures between the NSCN and the Indian government and urged both sides to demonstrate flexibility in their approach.
4. The Nagaland Chief Minister has expressed optimism about the outcome of the talks
The Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, has expressed optimism about the outcome of the talks and has urged all stakeholders to work towards a peaceful resolution. He has emphasized the need for inclusive and consultative decision-making and called for the involvement of all Naga tribes and civil society organizations in the process.
In conclusion, the Naga Framework Agreement remains a work in progress, with both the Indian government and the NSCN engaged in talks to finalize the details of its implementation. While there have been some challenges and disagreements along the way, there is optimism that a peaceful resolution can be achieved in the near future. As the talks continue, it is important to remain vigilant and informed about the latest developments related to the Naga peace process.