Views of all the stakeholders, including those of the neighbouring states would be taken into consideration before finalising the agreement for a political solution of the Naga issue, this was announced by Prime Minister’s envoy for Naga peace-talks, R.N. Ravi.
‘Our approach is inclusive; the solution that we wish to arrive is comprehensive. When I say inclusive, it is not just the Naga armed groups but also the civil society of the frontier state. They being the important stakeholders of the civil society, I wanted to get their views, their doubts and their questions,’ Ravi stated.
Meanwhile, following the demand of NSCN (I-M) for unifying Naga-inhabited areas of Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in order to make greater Nagalim, he held a discussion with the traditional village heads and zila parishad members of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts in Arunachal Pradesh.
He further pointed out that more than 60 representatives of civil society groups advocated for the creation of a union territory comprising of three frontier districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
‘It was an exercise to reach out to all the stakeholders, and in this regard the Union Government will consult with the respective State Governments before taking a final decision on the resolution of the Naga issue,’ Ravi added.
However, representatives who attended the consultation meet shared that they have expressed their willingness towards the inclusion of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts in greater Nagalim of NSCN.