A vital assembly between the Nagaland authorities and civil society teams on the Naga peace talks on Thursday handed a decision to induce upon the Naga armed teams together with the NSCN (IM) and the NNPG to honour and respect the “Covenant of Reconciliation” and preserve the sanctity of non-violence for a “shared Naga future” as members of “one Naga household”. Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has stated that centre is wanting ahead to “one resolution” thus it’s crucial that Naga society unites in “one voice”.
“Right this moment’s gathering just isn’t solely historic, nevertheless it additionally sends out a transparent message to the Authorities of India and the world that, Nagas need real peace and that we proceed to attempt in direction of oneness and unity as One Naga Household. I’m positive our voice and our want will probably be heard throughout boundaries,” Mr Rio stated.
A seven-point decision was handed by within the assembly known as amid setbacks in peace talks between the central authorities and armed Naga teams.
Whereas the opposition Naga Individuals’s Entrance (NPF) and the Congress didn’t be part of the assembly, the delegates of the highest physique of Naga tribes, Naga Hoho walked out of the assembly halfway dissatisfied with the way in which it was performed.
“We have now handed a decision to attraction to the negotiating teams to return collectively underneath a spirit of oneness, mutual belief and understanding with sincerity and dedication in direction of attaining One Answer for One Individuals as early as attainable,” BJP spokesperson Mmhonlumo Kikon instructed reporters after the assembly.
“Over the previous years and months, we have now been assembly leaders and representatives throughout all affiliations together with representatives of the Authorities of India. In my final assembly with the Union Residence Minister Amit Shah on 19th September, 2020, I used to be accompanied by my colleague, Deputy Chief Minister Mr Yanthungo Patton. The Authorities of India have made it clear and additional reiterated that there will probably be solely “One Answer” for the Indo-Naga political difficulty. This message from GoI has been very clear, and one of many causes for at present’s consultative assembly is that this message,” Neiphiu Rio stated.
NSCN (IM), the largest Naga armed group concerned within the peace talks with the central authorities for 22 years, has indicated that there’s nonetheless a impasse over the contentious problems with a separate flag and structure.
“What’s there for the Naga individuals to realize out of the Naga deal if we’re to lose our political identification that’s recognized by flag and structure? That is the query that’s now taking part in into the conscience of the Naga individuals at massive,” stated the NSCN(IM) final week.
The peace talks with NSCN(IM) have been caught in limbo from early this yr, whereas the NNPG, the joint platform of the opposite smaller Naga armed teams have agreed to go ahead with a closing cope with the centre.
The NSCN-IM has sought alternative of Governor RN Ravi who can also be the interlocutor within the peace talks.
The centre had dominated out a separate flag and structure earlier. For the previous two months, there was a sequence of casual talks between Intelligence Bureau officers and NSCN-IM leaders.