As Muivah was already in New Delhi for his medical treatment, a final agreement was expected before Independence Day. But with the relationship between the NSCN (I-M) and the interlocutor, new discussions have become impossible. The Prime Minister`s office intervened and urged the Director of the Intelligence Bureau, Arvind Kumar, and Special Director Akshay Kumar Mishra to continue the discussions. Five years ago, the framework agreement between the Indian government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isaac-Muivah) was signed with much uproar. This was done in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and NSCN (I-M) Secretary General Thuingaleng Muivah with R N Ravi, the interlocutor who signed the agreement on behalf of the EU government. It was touted as a „historic” agreement to used an era of peace and tranquillity in a region shaken by violence for nearly five decades. In early 2017, Mr. Ravi informed a parliamentary body that it had signed a framework agreement with the NSCN-IM after reaching an agreement within the Indian Federation with a „special status” and that it was an abandonment of its previous position „with India, not within India”. So why did the NSCN (I-M) break its promise at the Centre? Especially at a time when the Centre`s interlocutor, R.N.
Ravi, had declared that all the important agreements on the peace agreement had been reached last October and that there were only a few small unanswered questions left? He said: „With `included`, this means that all Naga must be included in the agreement in different administrative units and political camps. The coexistence of the two entities is self-explanatory. This means that the two peoples and the two nations will coexist. Political and legal experts recognize that the concepts of „coexistence” and „shared sovereignty” apply to two entities, not one. The Nagas will co-exist with India, which shares sovereign powers, as agreed in the framework agreement and defined in jurisdiction. But they will not merge with India. In making the FA public, the NSCN stressed that Ravi had „doctored” the original agreement and that he may therefore have acted beyond the New Delhi mission and that he had to be withdrawn because he had broken his self-confidence. But it`s definitely about more. Addressing the people of Naga on 14 August, which he celebrated as independence day after British rule with his own flag, Muivah said on the eve of India`s Independence Day: „The agreement also says: „Including the peaceful coexistence of the two entities that share sovereign power.” Mr Ravi signed the agreement on behalf of the Centre in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The other two signatories were Isak Chishi Swu, who died in 2016, and Thuingaleng Muivah, 86, who is leading the talks.