After Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio said that he has always been the flag-bearer of the cause of integration of Naga-inhabited contiguous areas yet can’t pursue till the agreement of other parties, NSCN approached for solution.
A statement issued by NSCN said, “Taking cognizance of Nagas’ history, an agreement was signed between the Centre and the NSCN on 3rd August 2015. Implementing such a move is the legitimate right of people of Naga and it can only be pursued through sincere political democratic process.”
“The current Naga peace talks with Centre appears an incompetent exercise if we do not incorporated the important aspect of integration of congested Naga-inhabited areas in the northeastern states,” NSCN official said.
From long time, NSCN has been asking the integration of Naga-inhabited areas of Nagaland’s three neighbours – Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.