Students’ body opposes proposed meeting of MHA-NSCN (IM) in Arunachal Pradesh

Guwahati, August 8: The Central government’s decision to hold a meeting with the  National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) [NSCN (IM)], concerning the Framework Agreement in Arunachal Pradesh, has brought about a stiff opposition in the state.

On August 5, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) dashed off a letter to the Chief Minister to halt the proposed meeting scheduled on August 9 between the NSCN/GPRN and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The NSCN-IM prefers to be referred to as the NSCN/ Government of the Peoples Republic of Nagaland (NSCN/GPRN).

The meeting was scheduled to take place in Deomali, Tirap.

It may be mentioned that the NSCN (IM) for long has been demanding Greater Nagalim which is likely to involve areas of the Naga-inhabited areas of the neighbouring Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh.

The students’ union opposed the meeting as it was planned without their consent. The objection to the meeting was also based on the grounds of the territorial integrity of the state.

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“It is a well-enacted and premeditated attempt on their part to create confusion on the purported peace talks and sabotage peace in the state as the content of the Indo-Naga Framework Agreement, which was signed on August 3, 2015, is still shrouded in mystery and yet to be made public,” reads a statement by the AAPSU.