A day after the Centre resumed talks with insurgent group Nationwide Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN I-M), former Nagaland Governor RN Ravi at this time resigned as its interlocutor for the negotiations. This makes means for the federal government to nominate his substitute and resolve a difficulty that had changed into a humiliation for it.
Mr Ravi was transferred as Tamil Nadu governor almost two weeks in the past however had not resigned as interlocutor.
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Talks between NSCN (IM) and the Centre, in the meantime, resumed yesterday in Dimapur, led by former Intelligence Bureau (IB) Particular Director Akshaya Kumar Mishra. Since his retirement in April 2021, he has been enjoying the function of advisor to the Union Dwelling Ministry on issues associated to India’s northeast.
Mr Ravi didn’t attend yesterday’s assembly.
Sources point out that Mr Mishra’s title might be introduced by the ministry as the brand new interlocutor. Indications are that IB Director Arvind Kumar may be part of him as a further interlocutor.
Mr Mishra is a 1987 batch former IPS officer of the Rajasthan cadre.
“He (Mr Mishra) has been coping with the NSCN after relations between the NSCN’s Thuingaleng Muivah and Mr Ravi deteriorated,” a senior ministry official defined.
It is because of Mr Mishra’s efforts that the ministry has, prior to now couple of months, been capable of signal a peace pact with the NSCN and an accord with 5 armed teams based mostly in Assam’s Karbi-Anglong district.
“These are huge achievements for the ministry and we hope that the stand-off between the Centre and the Naga rebel teams will get dissolved, too,” one other senior official divulged.
The final formal talks between the NSCN (IM) and Mr Ravi happened in January 2020. Following that, the 2 sides met informally in New Delhi final August.
The talks bumped into hassle after Mr Ravi allegedly circulated a “doctored” model of the framework settlement signed in 2015 between Issak Chishi Swu, Thuingaleng Muivah, and him within the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
There have been additionally bitter exchanges between Mr Ravi and the NSCN (IM). Dwelling Minister Shah then deputed Himanta Biswa Sarma, then the Assam Finance Minister, together with Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and a Naga social activist, to satisfy Mr Muivah in Delhi to know their grievances.
Mr Ravi was made Nagaland Governor in 2019 regardless of, based on sources, opposition from the NSCN (IM).