New Delhi: The unilateral abrogation of ceasefire by dominant Naga insurgent group NSCN-K "has caused pain and concern" to the people of Nagaland and the state and the central governments, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.
Singh conveyed this to a delegation of Ministers and MLAs from Nagaland, led by Speaker Chotisuh Sazo and Chief Minister T R Zeliang, which called on him.
The Home Minister expressed satisfaction over the steps being taken by the state government and said that there should be no fear psychosis among the people.
NSCN-K was involved in a series of violence recently, including the killing of 18 soldiers of Indian Army in Manipur last month. After the incident, the commandos of Indian Army had attacked the camps of the militants in Myanmar.
While discussing different Naga political issues, the delegation, comprising the entire political spectrum of Nagaland, mentioned about their firm commitment to the Naga peace process.
The delegation hoped for an early settlement of the issue as according to them different civil society groups and people of Nagaland want peace.
Singh, after hearing different members of the delegation, stated that the government of India is committed to maintaining peace in the state as well as in the North Eastern region and will extend all necessary help in this regard, an official statement said.
The Home Minister said that the central government is committed to peace, prosperity, stability and the same is desired by the people of Nagaland.
Earlier, the delegation called on Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and discussed the issues with him.
Union Home Secretary L C Goyal, Interlocutor for Naga peace talks and Chairman, Join Intelligence Committee, R N Ravi and Joint Secretary (NE), Shambhu Singh also attended the meeting.