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Nagaland : Avoidable Lapse

not been compromised. It is unfortunate that some Naga NAGALAND groups and students organisation should now be calling for Greater Nagaland. In any case, it is not surprising that the centre has been caught in a bind. The situation has been Avoidable Lapse complicated by the particular problems of the NDA govern In refusing to subject the ceasefire agreement with the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN(I-M)) to a review and instead assuring all concerned that had parliament been in session a parliamentary resolution committing the government to protecting the territorial integrity of the north-eastern states would have been adopted, the centre is doing its best to make amends for a lapse that should never have happened. But whether this will give it enough room to proceed with the political process depends to a considerable extent on the decisions of its alliance partners at the centre as well as the opposition.

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