Naga talks: Sovereignty and other serious issues dropped, talks on as per constitution, says Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today confirmed that the issue of sovereignty and some other serious issues that were a part of the Naga agenda were dropped and that talks are ongoing with the Issak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) as per the Indian constitution, reported the Hindustan Times.

Speaking to media in Guwahati, MoS Rijiju said that many people do not understand the framework agreement signed by the Centre with the NSCN-IM in 2015.

He also said that the Centre is committed to find a clear and tangible solution at the earliest.

The Minister asserted that not one inch of territorial integrity of other states will be compromised in the process.

Earlier in January this year, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal that the territorial integrity of northeast states including Assam will not be compromised as and when the final Naga peace accord is signed.

NSCN-IM demands parts of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh consisting of all the Naga-inhabited areas, which it considers to be the rightful homeland of the Nagas.

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