Kohima: As Naga peace talks between the NSCN-IM and Government of India (GoI) resumed this week with AK Mishra acting as the interim interlocutor, former Nagaland governor and interlocutor for Naga talks RN Ravi is officially relieved of charge from the Naga political issue.

As per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Ravi submitted his resignation as interlocutor for the Naga peace talks on Wednesday, following which the Union ministry has accepted the resignation with immediate effect.

“Shri R.N. Ravi’s resignation as interlocutor for the Naga peace process, submitted by him today has been accepted with immediate effect by Government of India,” the MHA spokesperson tweeted.

The development comes a day after Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio met with the NSCN-IM led by its general secretary Th Muivah in Dimapur.

With the official visit of interim interlocutor AK Mishra to the state, the peace talks with the NSCN-IM, which had entered into a stalemate, resumed. 

Marathon talks in Nagaland between the Centre’s representatives and the NSCN-IM is expected to continue till Thursday.

As per sources, the talks held in the state is a stop-gap measure to resume the peace talks. Although uncertain, the talks are expected to shift to Delhi.

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