No change in territory of NE states due to Naga peace accord: Rajnath
Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the territorial integrity of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur would not be compromised while inking the final Naga peace accord.
“There should be no apprehension or worry for anyone. Territorial integrity of no state will be affected,” Singh told reporters in Shokhuvi, Nagaland, on the sidelines of a ‘Sainik Sammelan’ of the paramilitary Assam Rifles.
The Union minister 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 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 is 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.