Naga Peace Accord: NE states’ territorial integrity won’t be hit, Says HM

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Story highlights

  • Territorial integrity of 3 NE states would not be compromised, says HM
  • Rajnath made the statement while showing concern for Naga Peace Accord
  • He added the rate of violence has been reduced by 75 to 80%

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recently showed his concern over the Naga Peace Accord and the three Northeastern states affected by it. In his statement, Home Minister said, the territorial integrity of the three NE states will not be compromised while linking Nagaland Peace Accord.

“There should be no apprehension or worry for anyone”-HM

Showing his concerns over the Territorial Integrity of the three Northeastern states, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the there will be no change in the territorial integrity of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Assam while linking the Nagaland Peace Accord.

In his statement, he also highlighted the violence perpetrated by insurgent groups in the Northeast has come done significantly by 75 to 80 percent.

Along with this, he also stated that “There should be no apprehension or worry for anyone”.

He was replying to a question about the possibility of hampering the territorial integrity of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur by the impending peace agreement between the central government and Naga insurgency group NSCN-IM.

The home minister added the central government was committed to doing its best to fulfill the aspirations of the Naga people for a brighter tomorrow.

“The central government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is committed to doing its best to fulfill the aspirations of the Naga people for a brighter tomorrow with all the honor which they richly deserve,” Singh said at the Hornbill Festival at Naga heritage village Kisama.

The insurgent group NSCN-IM’s key demand is to integrate the Naga-inhabited areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur, which has been strongly opposed by the three states, currently ruled by the BJP.

Last week, President Ram Nath Kovind said Nagaland was at the threshold of making history as the final agreement on the Naga political issue would soon be arrived at and a lasting peace achieved.

The expectations for a lasting peace have soared in Nagaland, which had been hit by insurgency for decades after the Centre and the NSCN(IM) signed a framework agreement in 2015.

On September 19, Nagaland Governor P B Acharya said that the vexed Naga issue would be solved within the next few months.

On the other hand, the Chief Minister TR Zeliang led Nagaland Government has declared that the state will not go for the upcoming Assembly Elections if the matter has not reached to an end.

Also Read: Explained: The Naga Insurgency

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