Guwahati, March 5, 2019:
RN Ravi, the Deputy National Security Adviser and Prime Minister’s envoy for the Naga Peace talks, is set to sign a final agreement “any day”, as per reports. As per Government sources, the Naga groups are expected to cooperate with “pragmatic flexibility”. Moreover, there is the possibility of the talks progressing further during Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Assam on March 5.
As per sources, there has been an understanding regarding the Naga flag and opening Naga ‘cultural centers’ in neighboring states with a high Naga population.
In an interview with Nagaland Post, RN Ravi stated that the talks are at a “concluding stage.”
“Political principles of settlement, substantive issue of competencies and structural issues of governance have all been mutually agreed. The peace process has become truly inclusive with the seven Naga groups coming onboard. We have a mutual understanding with NSCN (I-M) that they would not oppose constructive cooperation in the peace process and their participation in the final agreement. The peace process can conclude any day,” he said.