ITANAGAR, Aug 26 - In view of the Centre�s purported move to conclude the decades-old Indo-Naga peace talks by September, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students� Union (AAPSU) today said that the frontier State should be kept out of any territorial changes that might come in the settlement of the Naga political problem.
�We want peace and also welcome the Naga talks, but it should not affect the territory of Arunachal Pradesh and its people in any way,� AAPSU general secretary Tobam Dai said at a press conference in the Arunachal Press Club here.
The AAPSU leader said, �Our stand is that there will be no compromise on the territorial integrity of Arunachal and we will not tolerate any kind of administrative intervention from outside the State while reaching the final solution.�
Expressing discontent that no member or stakeholder from the State was invited to the many rounds of talks going on in Delhi, Dai said, �Arunachal Pradesh is still being kept in the dark from the entire gamut of the Indo-Naga peace talks.� He, however, expressed ignorance about two other NE States, Manipur and Assam.
The AAPSU reiterated that the peace talks between all the stakeholders should include the Government of Arunachal Pradesh, the stakeholders and the indigenous people of the State.
�Any agreement without the consent of or asking the opinion of the people of the State will have far-reaching ramifications,� warned the AAPSU leader. He urged the State Government to raise the voice on it �because this is a matter of integrity of Arunachal Pradesh�.
Echoing Dai, AAPSU president Hawa Bagang said, �We respect the Naga peace talks and it should be conducted within Nagaland. It should not affect Arunachal Pradesh and not a single inch of Arunachal Pradesh land should be included in �Greater Nagalim�.�