The idea of creating two autonomous councils in Arunachal Pradesh and one in Manipur as a part of the final settlement of the vexed Naga political issue is being considered by the Central Government. As reported by Home Ministry sources, the proposals to create two autonomous councils in Arunachal Pradesh and one in Manipur are being agreed upon by the government at the centre.
If the information shared from government sources is true then there will be one autonomous council for Nagas living in Tirap and Changlang district and another for the Buddhists residing in Tawang. Through these attempts, the government is planning to find a permanent solution to the Naga political issue.
However, a formal decision is yet to be taken and the Centre would take all the stakeholders on board before announcing anything final. The reason for centre paying such great importance on the creation of the autonomous councils in the two states is that the interlocutor of the Naga peace talks, R N Ravi has achieved well in creating a consensus between the Centre and Naga groups on almost all the issues. This has moved the central government to think about sorting out the Naga political issue by taking this permanent decision.
The centre is also considering this issue that the decision of the autonomous council creation should not trigger another agitation in the region and it should be acceptable to all the stakeholders. The central government is taking extra care and precaution in taking the final decision as the external forces like China are also found taking a keen interest in the ongoing Naga peace process. The Chinese agencies are seen to have maintained a very strong connection with Northeast insurgent groups operating from Myanmar and are trying hard to provoke both Naga and non-Naga groups to derail the peace process.