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Naga leaders with chief interlocutor RN Ravi in New Delhi on Thursday
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Home ministry issues clarification on ‘Naga settlement’ issue

Before any settlement is arrived at with Naga groups, all stakeholders including Assam, Manipur & Arunachal Pradesh will be duly consulted, says ministry of home affairs

Medolenuo Ambrocia

Medolenuo Ambrocia

Kohima: Amid speculations on the 'conclusion' of Naga peace talks, the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has issued a clarification saying that all "stakeholders including states of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh will be duly consulted and their concerns will be taken into consideration" before any settlement is arrived at with Naga groups.

A statement from the ministry said: "It has come to notice of the Government that lots of rumours and misinformation is being spread in media including social media that final Naga settlement has been arrived at and will be announced soon. This is creating anxiety and concern in some parts of the country [sic]."

"No credence needs to be given to such rumours and incorrect information," it added.

After a long, 22-year wait, the Naga peace talks, it seems, have reached a conclusive stage, with the Centre reportedly deciding to accept the demands of the NSCN-IM, but with certain pre-conditions. However, there has been no official announcement or confirmation in this regard till the filing of this report.

At a crucial close-door meeting held in New Delhi on Thursday afternoon, representatives from the Centre agreed to accept the crucial demands of the NSCN-IM keeping the greater interest of maintaining peace and harmony in the entire region in mind, sources in the Union home ministry told EastMojo.