May 15, 2013

Nagalim: President Of India Asked To Help Ease Indo-Naga Tensions

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee was asked by the Naga Hoho to lend his support to finding a solution to the long-running disputes between India and the Nagalim.

Below is an article published by The Times of India:

KOHIMA: The apex body of all tribal organisations in Nagaland, has sought the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee for an 'honourable and peaceful' solution to the contentious Naga problem. 

"We would greatly appreciate and expect your kind intervention to bring about an honourable and peaceful solution to the Indo-Naga conflict," said a memorandum submitted by the Naga Hoho to the President at Raj Bhavan here last evening.

The President arrived here on a two-day visit to the state yesterday.

Stating that talks between different Naga political groups and union government began since signing of the ceasefire in 1997, the tribal body also sought withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state.

 The memorandum, signed by its president Keviletuo Kiewhuo and general secretary P Chuba Ozukum, also appealed to the President to ensure setting up of one medical and engineering college each in the state.