Nagaland Governor RN Ravi in his Republic Day speech once again attacked armed rebel groups and a section of the government, accusing them of having a nexus, saying that this was the reason for the state being underdeveloped.
“The threat of extortion, under the guise of illegal taxation by anti-social elements, has not yet been fully curbed despite the best efforts of the police and security forces. It has created a sense of fear among businesses and entrepreneurs that is seriously Troubles the economy and the growth of the state, “Mr. Ravi said on Tuesday.
He called it “the unrealistic interference of some people, not ready to renounce politics with guns”, noting that there is no place for politics with guns and that those who believe in such politics always end up in democracy. I will continue to be outliers.
Last June, in a letter to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Mr Ravi, who is also a negotiator for peace talks with the NSCN (IM) – rebel groups who are holding peace talks with the government – had said that armed gangs are carrying out their operations. Were driving. The state’s own governments challenge the legitimacy of their elected authority and create a “crisis of confidence” in the system.
“In a democracy, there is enough room for resolution of differences through peaceful negotiation. However, there is no room for politics by gun. Those who believe in such politics will always remain outliers in democracy. Primary The stakeholders have made their position. It is abundantly clear that the era of guns should end without further delay, and long lasting peace should be restored, ”Mr. Ravi said.
He made it clear that unresolved issues, if any, could be pursued through subsequent settlement of negotiations, he said.
Last year, Naga peace talks which are in a very advanced stage have created a separate flag for Nagas and deadlock over the controversial issue of the constitution. While NSNC (IM) is pressurizing them to be part of the agreement, the Center has said that it will not make any changes to it.
The NSCN (IM) engaged in peace talks with the Center on 3 August 2015, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, signed a framework agreement to find a permanent solution to the Naga political problem.
The framework agreement was reached after more than 180 rounds of negotiations spanning the 19th over, with the first success in 1997, when the ceasefire agreement was sealed in Nagaland decades after militancy in Nagaland soon after India’s independence. was given.