DIMAPUR, Dec 13 � The Naga International Support Center (NISC) has stated that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has put a bomb under the 14-year-old peace talks between India and Nagaland with his statement on guaranteeing the integrity of Manipur made in Imphal earlier this month.
Stating this in a press communiqu�, the support body based at Amsterdam pointed out that the Government of India had acknowledged the �unique history and situation of the Naga people which means the Naga people never had any relation with the people of India; not economically, socially, culturally, linguistically nor religiously�.
It questioned on what had moved the Prime Minister to make such a statement when he knew that this was deadly against the reunification of Naga areas.
NISC has urged the Government of India to �defuse the bomb which has been placed to undermine the peace talks�. It further urged the Centre to solve the long standing conflict by talking genuinely and with sincerity, to befriend the Nagas and other Indigenous Peoples so a future relationship between the two nations can be intimate and fruitful, yet independent, to make its policies on the North East in general and on the Indo-Naga conflict in particular public.
It also sought release all political prisoners who have not committed terrorist crimes but fought for the right to self determination.