Sources close to MHA ( Ministry of Home Affairs) in Delhi has disclosed that the peace accord between government of India and NSCN (IM) is likely to be signed soon as both have reached to agreement on many points.
According to news reports, Nagaland would be given a special state status which will have its own flag, Naga nomenclature would be given in administrative posts in Nagaland. NSCN (IM) has been in talks with government of India for more than 10 years now.
NSCN (IM) have understood have dropped demand for Nagalim as well as sovereignty, but central government has agreed to form Naga councils in Naga-inhabited areas in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
Restricted Area Permit ( RAP) will also be introduced in Nagaland. Though NSCN has demanded that the head of state of Nagaland should be known as Prime Minister, but Indian government had refused.
Most probably, this is good news for insurgency affected North East India. NSCN (IM) is a major insurgent outfit which had close contacts with all other insurgent groups operating in North East India, includign ULFA.
This kind of special state status might may become benchmark even in ongoing ULFA-GOI peace talks where government of India may give special state status to Assam.