KOHIMA: Tokheho Yepthomi, Nagaland's lone representative in the Lok Sabha, yesterday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve the protracted Naga political issue during an all-party meet of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), it has been reported.
Yepthomi urged the prime minister to "Resolve the Naga Political Issue since negotiations have been on for 23 years and there is the need for more attention to North East states sharing international boundaries." he said.
The much-awaited solution to the Naga political issue, earlier expected in 2019 then by end of 2020, has spilled over to the new year 2021 and
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Significantly, with the NSCN (K) faction led by Niki Sumi agreeing to a cease-fire and solution, the deck has been cleared for a broad-based
Niki Sumi group of NSCN (K) comprising Nagas from India, was the last group not in cease-fire.
According to sources, a draft of the solution has been finalized and only awaits the nod of the Prime Minister’s Office.
Several Nagaland- based organizations have recently written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging the latter to announce final solution
However, the saak-Muivah faction of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) remains firm in its demand for a separate flag and a Constitution for the Nagas, which has irked the Nagaland Governor and interlocutor of the peace process R N Ravi.
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