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NSCN-Muivah group to hold talks with central government


April 4, 2012 - Dimapur

Members of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) - Isak-Muivah are set to hold talks with the Central Government and will put forward their demands.

Interacting with reporters in Dimapur, NSCN chairman Isak Chishi Swu said he had discussed the organization's demands previously with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

"We are also willing to settle it because last time we met prime minister and home minister. Both of them said that they are ready to settle this matter, so that we are expecting that they will also abide by this decision," said Swu.

He added that he had written a document to the central government in regards to the same issue.

"We have submitted our written document and it was examined by the decision making body so now we are going to meet those people," said Swu.

Media reports claim that over 60 rounds of peace talks have been initiated between the government and NSCN without any major breakthrough.

NSCN was formed on January 31, 1980 by Swu, Thuingaleng Muivah and S.S. Khaplang who opposed the Shillong Accord signed by the then Naga National Council (NNC) with the Government of India.

It has two factions the NSCN-IM and NSCN- Khaplang currently at loggerheads with each other over ideological issues and both groups are also active in the neighboring states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

The NSCN-IM exercises administrative control in 11 regions of the state and has formed ministries-including Defence, home, finance and foreign affairs.

The rebellion group has also established a government-in-exile called the Government of the People's Republic of Nagaland (GPRN) acting as the face of the outfit.

ANI

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