|Naga body’s appeal to PM|
DIMAPUR, Oct 29 - The Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR)-Delhi, in a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has said that “any agreement signed should promote justice and peace; strengthen democracy of both the Nagas and India; and nurture a new relationship between the Nagas and India”.
According to the memorandum, the Indo-Naga negotiation is between two morally equal and distinct entities, seeking a political solution guided by universal democratic values and human rights standards. “While the negotiations occur under circumstances determined by India, we expect the world’s largest democracy to demonstrate political maturity and foresight in resolving this political conflict with fairness and dignity,” it added.
It said that RN Ravi, the interlocutor representing the Prime Minister, “unilaterally” set the deadline of October 31, 2019 to conclude the peace talks. “This, contravenes the agreed principles... A workable and realistic deadline must be agreed upon by the negotiating parties,” it added.
The memorandum said that any agreement signed must clearly lay down the foundation for its implementation. It also said that a mechanism must be created beforehand to ensure that the signed agreement is binding on the signatories.