Naga peace talk interlocutor and Chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee R N Ravi, held deliberations with youths of three insurgency-affected districts of Arunachal Pradesh, in a departure from the earlier practice of just talking to the elected representatives and government officials.
Expressing displeasure over the appointment of RN Ravi, a retired Special Director of IB, as the Centre`s new interlocutor for negotiations with NSCN(IM), an apex body of the different tribes in Nagaland, has appealed to the Union government to replace him with someone from non-military background.
The central govt-appointed interlocutor Vijay Madan visited West Bengal`s Darjeeling hills to assess the situation, day four of an indefinite shutdown the GJM has called to protest its 3 supporters` death.
The Centre`s interlocutor for Darjeeling peace process
Bijay Madan reached nearby Siliguri and will come here Saturday evening for talks with the leadership of GJM which is
spearheading the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland.
Dileep Padgaonkar, head of the newly-appointed group of interlocutors on J&K, on Wednesday said they do not have any quick-fix solutions and will cover the whole ambit of political opinion to recommend steps for peace in Valley.
The deadlocked peace talks between New Delhi and the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) will resume in April after nearly a year, union Home Secretary GK Pillai said Tuesday.
Pranay Rai, an unattached member
in the West Bengal Assembly from Darjeeling, today demanded a
clarification from West Bengal Chief Minister on the appointment of an interlocutor on the
Gorkhaland statehood issue.