Nagalim: Assembly ‘Recognises’ Rebels’ Sacrifices for Naga Cause
The 11th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) has unanimously adopted a four-point resolutions on the Naga political issue.
Below is an article published by Newmai News Network:
The resolution, introduced by the Leader of the House chief minister Neiphiu Rio, during the fifth one day session of the NLA today, was also endorsed by the Opposition Congress MLAs.
The Nagaland Legislative Assembly recognized the Naga undergrounds who have "selflessly worked, fought and sacrificed for the aspirations and the rights of the Nagas, and also to those who continue to follow the tradition of selfless sacrifices for the common cause of the Nagas".
The NLA extended its aspiration to the civil societies, churches, NGOs and the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) for their "wholehearted efforts" towards reconciliation, understanding and oneness of all sections of Naga society.
The sincerity of the underground groups is also appreciated especially the commitment towards peace and understanding by signing the 'Covenant of Reconciliation' on 23rd September 2009 at Chiangmai, Thailand.
The NLA also appreciates the government of India, particularly the Prime Minister and Union Home minister for their "renewed sincerity" towards finding a permanent solution to the decades old Indo-Naga political problem.
NLA said, "We appeal to the negotiating parties of the political dialogue to expedite the political process and bring early resolution through a negotiated settlement which is honourable and acceptable to the Naga people".
The NLA also resolved to constitute a 'Joint Parliamentary Committee' on Naga political issue comprising of members irrespective of political party.
The Committee shall carry the voice of the House to all concerned sections including the Government of India and the underground groups.