DIMAPUR, July 17 (NNN): After more than two years, the formal talks between the National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) and the Government of India have resumed on July 16 in New Delhi.
“Ajit Lal representing the Government of India made it clear that even if there are difficulties involved, he is hopeful to bridge the gap and pursue the matter for an early solution. Th. Muivah representing the NSCN mentioned that the basis has already been laid and both should go forward,” a press communique from the NSCN-IM said today.
Both sides are positive and agreed to embark on the peace process with renewed and earnest commitment.
On June 10, top NSCN-IM leaders had left Dimapur for New Delhi to resume the formal talks.
It is worth recalling here that NSCN-IM chairman Isak Chisi Swu and the outfit’s general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah had left Dimapur for New Delhi on May 13 in connection with the ongoing peace talks.
The NSCN-IM leaders were in Nagaland since March 9.
In those two months’ stay here, the two leaders had signed the Lenten Agreement with the FGN/NNC and NSCN-Khole/Kitovi group under the aegis of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR).
Formation of the Naga National Government’ formation is clearly featured in the Lenten Agreement.