The Government of India is prepared to go ahead with signing of the Naga peace agreement without the NSCN(K) if the outfit does not join the peace process soon, reports The Assam Tribune.
Highly placed sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told The Assam Tribune that the talks with the NSCN(I-M) and the coordination committee of six other militant outfits of Nagaland are progressing well and the Government is hopeful that the final agreement would be signed soon. Sources said that the Government is still willing to accommodate the NSCN(K) in the peace process, but if the outfit does not join the process soon, it would not be possible to wait for the outfit for an indefinite period.
On the reasons for NSCN(K) not responding to the appeals by the civil society organizations, sources said that there might be several reasons for it.
Sources further pointed out that in recent years, the NSCN(K) witnessed several splits and at present, most of the senior leaders of the outfit are of Myanmar origin.