NSCN(IM) meets home ministry officials over Naga Accord

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New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) An NSCN(IM) delegation met senior officials of the home ministry, including Naga talks interlocuter R.N. Ravi, on Tuesday to discuss crucial details of the peace accord inked on August 3, last year.

“Today’s meeting is very crucial as both the government and NSCN(IM) will take decisions on several important issues. We have held several rounds of talks with the government over the accord and its final outcome. A lot of things will be clear after this meeting,” a senior National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) [NSCN(IM)] leader told IANS on the condition of anonymity.

Sources said some of the important issues, which might be discussed, include a separate flag for the Nagaland.

The meeting is the first after senior rebel leader General Kholi Konyak, initialy with the NSCN (Khaplang) and then the Unification faction, joined the NSCN (Isak-Muivah) on Sunday.

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The government is trying to bring on board other NSCN factions before the Naga Peace Accord is finalised.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, who is said to have attended the meeting, refused to comment on the issue when contacted.

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