DIMAPUR, Oct 29 - The Naga People�s Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR)-Delhi, in a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has said that �any agreement signed should promote justice and peace; strengthen democracy of both the Nagas and India; and nurture a new relationship between the Nagas and India�.
According to the memorandum, the Indo-Naga negotiation is between two morally equal and distinct entities, seeking a political solution guided by universal democratic values and human rights standards. �While the negotiations occur under circumstances determined by India, we expect the world�s largest democracy to demonstrate political maturity and foresight in resolving this political conflict with fairness and dignity,� it added.
It said that RN Ravi, the interlocutor representing the Prime Minister, �unilaterally� set the deadline of October 31, 2019 to conclude the peace talks. �This, contravenes the agreed principles... A workable and realistic deadline must be agreed upon by the negotiating parties,� it added.
The memorandum said that any agreement signed must clearly lay down the foundation for its implementation. It also said that a mechanism must be created beforehand to ensure that the signed agreement is binding on the signatories.