Candlelight vigil held at various places for peaceful solution to the Indo-Naga peace talks
Candlelight vigil held at various places for peaceful solution to the Indo-Naga peace talks|File image 
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Naga peace talks: NNPGs meeting interlocutor Ravi in Delhi today

After meeting with governor RN Ravi, 18-member delegation of Naga National Political Groups also likely to meet senior officials of Union home ministry in New Delhi

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New Delhi: Inching closer to the signing of the historic peace talks between the Naga rebel groups and the Centre, a high-level delegation from the Working Committee (WC) of Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) is likely to meet chief interlocutor and Nagaland governor RN Ravi in New Delhi on Monday afternoon.

Headed by its convenor, N Kitovi Zhimomi, the 18-member delegation of the WC of NNPGs is now camping in New Delhi to meet Ravi to clear all doubts before signing the crucial peace talks. Ahead of the meeting with Ravi, members of the NNPGs will also meet again to deliberate on the issue.

After their meeting with peace interlocutor Ravi, the NNPG members are also likely to meet senior Union home ministry officials soon. However, the exact date of the proposed meeting between the members of the NNPGs with the home ministry officials is yet to be fixed.

To take part in the crucial talks, governor Ravi already left for New Delhi from Nagaland on February 18, said sources.

A large section of the people in society has already expressed their apprehension over the “abnormal” delay in signing the much-awaited accord. Commenting on this, a section of the people in the state is also of the belief that some leading Naga groups are willingly prolonging the signing of the final agreement, the sources said.

Earlier, urging the Nagas to be united and find a settlement to the Naga political issue, Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio had said that many people talk about politics but there is hardly anyone to act and do the corrective measures.

“For the last 17 decades, Nagas have been suffering for the Naga political issue, because it is our birth right, but we have to be reasonable and responsible in a manner that what is possible and what is not and what is achievable, the chief minister had said while participating in the 71st Chakhesang Students’ Union General Conference coinciding with Pfutseromi Students’ Union as a guest at Pfutseromi village in Phek district.

“The present student leaders are the future of our society, therefore we have to take life seriously and learn equip ourselves to face the challenging world. Government of India has recognized our unique history our culture and traditions. The students and youth of today have to work together to build our future,” Rio said.

With the Naga political talks are reaching a crucial point, some members of the NNPGs and the WC from Nagaland had also met leaders of the pro-talks faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in Guwahati, Assam recently, where they had a frank and transparent discussion on crucial issues pertaining to ongoing political talks with the government of India.

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