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R N Ravi to be removed as interlocutor of Indo-Naga peace talks?

KOHIMA: After being trasferred out to Tamil Nadu, it appears former Nagaland Governor R N Ravi might lose his status as the interlocutor for the Indo-Naga peace talks.

According to a report on Hornbill TV, A K Mishra, Additional/Special Director of Special Bureau (IB) and Arvind Kumar, IB Director will replace Ravi as the new interlocutors for the talks that seem to have hit a rough patch.

Earlier, the NSCN-IM had accused R N Ravi of creating tensions among the parties involved in the negotiations which ran into a roadblock.
Despite a Framework Agreement for Naga Peace Accord having been signed in 2015, the government has not been able to finalise the Accord.

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The NSCN-IM holds R N Ravi, who has refused to budge from his standpoint of not allowing a separate flag and constitution for the state, culpable for the delay in hammering out the final solution for the protracted issue.

An order asking all State government employees to list relatives in “underground organisations” proved especially unpopular.

He has been accused by the NSCN-IM of “hounding” the same Naga groups with whom he is supposed to negotiate and conclude the peace talks.

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