Oct 31, 2012

Nagalim: Naga Leaders Hold Consultative Meetings

Thuingaleng Muivah, leader of NSCN (IM), met today with leaders of Naga Hoho and United Naga Council at Camp Hebron to discuss ongoing negotiations with the Government of India.

Below is an article published by E-PAO:


NSCN-IM leader Thuingaleng Muivah today [30 October 2012] assured the leaders of Naga frontal organisations that the would-be-solution to the vexed Naga political problem is to be based on the 'unique Naga history' .

The leaders of Naga Hoho and United Naga Council along with its federating units met Isak Chisi Swu and Th Muivah at Camp Hebron in separate meetings today.

During the meeting, Th Muivah dwelt at length on the ongoing talks with the Government of India but did not divulge the detail, sources said today [30 October 2012].

The sources said that Th Muivah also refuted the media reports of having accepted the Constitution of India while finding a settlement.

"It is not true," the sources quoting Muivah said.

The NSCN-IM leader had also told the Naga leaders that the would-be-settlement is going to be a sharing of 'function' between the Government of India and the 'Naga Government', the sources stated.

Both Swu and Muivah did not disclose the tentative time in which the Naga settlement will be signed.

About 100 leaders from Manipur under the aegis of UNC took part in today's programme, the sources said.

However, it is not clear how many members from Naga Hoho participated in the 'consultative' meeting today.

First, it was the UNC delegation that met the NSCN-IM leaders and it was followed by the Naga Hoho delegation.

Meanwhile, in a statement, UNC has informed that a consultative meeting on the Indo-Naga peace process was held at Council Headquarter, Hebron today [30 October 2012].

It was participated by UNC and its constituents units, frontal organizations, South Nagas Union of Nagaland State and representatives of Churches/other Naga civil organizations in Manipur.

The meeting was addressed by Isak Chisi Swu and Th.Muivah, who dwelt at length on the consistent guidance and grace of the almighty God through the thick and thin of the decades of Naga struggle which finally has reached a stage for a negotiated and honourable settlement with the Government of India.

The premises on which the ongoing negotiation is based, it was shared by the "Ato Kilonser" (Prime Minister Muivah), was the recognition of the unique history and situation of the Nagas and the sincere desire of the Government of India to hammer out a political settlement after realisation that a military solution was not the answer to the Indo-Naga issue.

"Towards the conclusion of the consultation, the leaders of Naga organizations unanimously endorsed the collective leaders to carry forward the ongoing negotiation to its logical conclusion with the best possible settlement at the earliest time.

The meeting ended with a mass prayer for the health, wisdom and long life of the collective leadership and early settlement of the negotiation on the Indo-Naga issue," the UNC said.