The peace talks between the Centre and several militant outfits in the Northeastern region are moving positively and peace would be restored in the whole region soon, this was disclosed by Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary in-charge of Northeast of the Union Home Ministry.
After meeting Tripura Chief Secretary Yashpal Singh and State police chief K Nagaraj, he informed, ‘Peace talks are going on with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah faction), United Liberation Front of Asom and many other militant outfits of the region.’ He further said that the government is hopeful regarding the positive outcome of the on-going peace talks with the extremists’ groups; absolute peace would be restored in the entire Northeastern region soon.
‘Government’s policy is to hold talks with the militant groups that shun violent activities. The Centre is closely observing the situation in the Northeast and bordering areas,’ Garg added. The top official also pointed out that Tripura and Mizoram are the most peaceful states in the Northeast India.
‘India’s strategies for China, Myanmar, Bangladesh and other neighbours are different. For India, Myanmar is located in a significant position,’ he added. On Saturday, Garg met Reang tribal refugees, who have been sheltered in North Tripura district for the last 19 years. The meeting which took place in Kanchanpur in North Tripura came amid Supreme Court’s directives favouring repatriation of the refugees and the Mizoram government submitting a proposal to the Central government on how it plans to rehabilitate the displaced people.