Sep 23, 2010

Nagalim: Civil Societies Welcome Naga Reconciliation Move

Various civil societies have welcomed the September 18 “summit” of top leaders of NSCN (IM), GPRN/NSCN and NNC/FGN where they expressed commitment towards ending hostilities and pledge to work towards reconciliation.


Below is an article published by The Morung Express:

The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) expresses its profound contentment on the September 18, 2010 summit of the NSCN/GPRN, GPRN/NSCN and NNC/FGN at Dimapur under the aegis of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation based on the historical and political rights of the Nagas and cessation of all form of hostile which the Federation terms it as a “significant move” as it was the aspiration the Naga people and the younger generation praying and yearning for peace, love and reconciliation. The Federation President, Mutsikhoyo Yhobu and O. Wati Jamir, General Secretary in a joint statement expressed believe that the signatories of the highest summit shall advocate the principle in letter and spirit which will also create conducive atmosphere to move ahead in pursued of the protracted Naga political issue. Meanwhile the NSF also appeals to the entire Nagas to partake in the larger interest of the Naga people and the younger generation so as to promote oneness among our Naga family.

The BJP Nagaland state commended the top leaders of NSCN (IM), GPRN/NSCN and NNC/FGN for coming together on September 18 under the initiatives of Forum for Naga Reconciliation. BJP Nagaland, vice president, K. Medom Angami in a press release said that the Naga people have high hopes that though from different groups, they are from the same blood and family. The party believes that one day they will all become one. The party expressed happiness to the three Naga groups for sorting out their differences and coming together for greater cause of Nagas. In the recent past, the NDA government at the centre had recognized the genuineness of the Naga political issues fighting for the peaceful solution. BJP Nagaland appeals to all political parties at the centre to understand the reconciliation process and genuine cause of the Naga in order to bring an amicable solution as demanded by the Naga people.

On the issue of Naga Reconciliation Process, the Chakhesang Baptist Church Council (CBCC) in its executive meeting held on September 21 has acknowledged the leading hands of God in enabling the highest level Reconciliation meeting of our Naga National leaders on September 18 at Dimapur. The Council president Nungoyi Khesoh and Executive Secretary Rev. Vezopa Tetseo stated in a joint press release that they recognize that this meeting was a moment of God’s answering to the Naga People’s prayers and their yearnings for Peace and permanent political settlement. While lauding the visionary and patriotic leadership of NSCN\GPRN, GPRN\NSCN and the NNC\FGN for their deep commitment to the “Covenant of Reconciliation” the council reaffirms our commitment to pray and uphold the Naga Reconciliation process and fulfillment of “Covenant of Reconciliation”. The CBCC also commend and endorse the stand of NBCC on the prohibition Act and reaffirm our commitment to fully co-operate and support with all positive changes and necessary amendments in the Act to curb liquor in our land. CBCC also reaffirm their commitment to fervently pray for the redemptive power of God in bringing about the needed transformation and renewal in our society- laden with all kinds of social evils.