Kohima: The NSCN-K Niki Sumi group is set to ink a ceasefire deal with the Government of India (GoI) in New Delhi. Ahead of the meeting, the group reiterated its stand of being a separate entity like the NSCN-IM and the NNPGs.
Sources from the NSCN (K) Niki Sumi group informed that a meeting with the Government of India representatives to ink a ceasefire agreement will be held around 1 pm on Wednesday.
While it is “early” to comment on how the signing of the peace deal could change the course of the ongoing Naga peace talks, sources told EastMojo that the group is firm on its stand on remaining a separate entity.
The sources added saying that all decisions that the group makes will be made as per the “wishes and aspirations” of the Naga people.
In December last year, the group had announced its decision to revive the ceasefire agreement after it walked out of the ceasefire agreement in 2015.
The decision had received a welcome gesture from top political leaders, including Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.
However, it remains to be seen if the ceasefire deal with the NSCN-K Niki Sumi group will be for one year or will it be an indefinite one like that of the agreement between the NSCN-IM and the Centre.
Meanwhile, reliable sources also informed that the NSCN-K Niki Sumi team in Delhi is led by Nikato Pilot Sumi Kilonser. The ceasefire agreement will be signed between the Centre and the group in the absence of its president Niki Sumi, who could not travel to Delhi due to health-related issues.
Despite the group maintaining its stand to remain a separate entity, government sources told EastMojo that the group may have to be a party to either the NNPG’s agreed position or the NSCN-IM’s framework agreement.
According to NSCN-IM sources, signing so many documents on the Naga political issue will not benefit the government of India or the Naga people.
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