11th Aug 2020 11:08:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) on Tuesday convened an emergency meeting here to discuss the deadline issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) as per which the ongoing peace talks between the Central government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) is to be concluded within September this year.
In respect to the deadline, AAPSU while upholding its previous stand once more reiterated that the proposed agreement between the Centre and the NSCN-IM to solve the decades-old Naga problem must not, in any way, affect the people of Arunachal Pradesh or its territorial status quo. In a press release issued after the meeting the apex students union of the state said they are “aware of NSCN-IM's vision of Nagalim or Greater Nagaland, but there are no ‘Nagas’ in Arunachal Pradesh and all tribes including Nocte, Wanchos, Tutsas, Tangsas etc inhabiting in the state are Arunachalees and Indians.”
In this regard the union reminded the assurances given by the current Nagaland Governor and interlocutor RN Ravi when an AAPSU team led by its then President Kamta Lapung and General Secretary Biru Nasi called on him in 2015, according to which prior consultations are to be made with the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and various stakeholders of the state before the accord’s final draft is prepared. It can be recalled that representations pressing the demand to keep Arunachal outside the accord were also made by AAPSU to the President of India Ram Nath Kovind during his maiden visit to Arunachal and the then Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, besides the others sent to the State government and Governor.
While welcoming the initiatives taken by the successive governments to resolve the contentious issue, the union made it clear that indigenous people of the state will strongly oppose any attempt to change the state’s territorial jurisdiction or any kind of administrative, political or other interventions in reaching the final solution to the seven-decade-old Naga insurgency problem.
The union has also demanded that the state government, all the 60 assembly legislators, three state MPs (LS-2; RS-1) and all political parties should strongly oppose any possible attempt to alter the state's territorial jurisdiction and administration resulting due to the proposed accord. AAPSU PR 

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