After briefing by Prime Minister, PB Acharya assuages concerns about Accord
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Aug 4: Terming the peace accord with NSCN(IM) as a 'historic landmark', galand Governor PB Acharya today said that territorial integrity of no State will be disturbed and all clauses of the pact are within the ambit of the Indian Constitution.
Addressing a press conference at the Raj Bhawan here, Acharya, who is also Governor-in-charge of Assam, said, "The peace agreement is a historical landmark document. It will pave the way for development of galand as well as the entire Northeast."
He informed that Prime Minister rendra Modi had spoken to him over telephone last night, after the signing of the peace accord at New Delhi, and asked him to lend his cooperation in implementation of the accord clauses.
The Governor said though he was not aware of the details of the peace agreement, he could assure that there would be no geographical change of the map of galand.
"The geographical integrity of no State will be disturbed, the agreement is within the Constitution and it will bring about a sea change in development of Northeast by ensuring peace," Acharya said.
Pointing that the gas were the first to raise the flag of rebellion in independent India, he said, "galand is the captain of all insurgent groups in NE. And with the biggest outfit in the State (NSCN-IM) signing the peace pact, we can hope that other groups will also follow suit."
He credited the ga civil society, led by its various organizations, including the church and ga Mothers' Association, as well as the elected State government, along with the Modi-led Central government, for signing of the permanent peace settlement.
"The trust deficit of the last 17 years (since the ceasefire pact was signed) was bridged with concerted efforts of all concerned agencies," the Governor added.
On NSCN(K) abrogating its ceasefire agreement, Acharya said the government was still ready for talks if the group shuns violence and comes forward.
He also appealed to all other NE militant groups, including ULFA(I)'s Paresh Barua, to come forward for political negotiations.