Mar 24, 2014

Nagalim: Faithful Commitment to Resolving Longstanding Naga Political Issue

NSCN (IM) chairman Isak Chishi Swu states that reconciliation is necessarily to build a land of peace and prosperity, as the hope for honourable solutions is not far off.

Below is an article published by The Times of India:

DIMAPUR: NSCN (IM) chairman Isak Chishi Swu has reiterated his outfit's commitment to resolving the longstanding Naga political problem and asked central leaders to refrain from 'playing' with the future of the Nagas.

Speaking on the occasion of NSCN's 35th 'republic day' at Hebron camp on Friday, Swu said a solution was not far off as the outfit had begun talks with the Centre and hoped to arrive at an honourable solution based on the needs of the "two entities and the unique history and situation of the Nagas."

He said, "A solution that embraces all Naga territories and guarantees the future of the Nagas, as well as the country, may be an option," adding, "We will be faithful to our commitment."

"We know that consequences follow when one goes back on his word. Indian leaders should not play tricks on Nagas. We believe they, too, will be true to their word," he cautioned.

Swu also declared that NSCN would forgive and reconcile with "our brothers in different factional camps in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ." However, he said it would be futile to unite people with opposed agendas.

Stating that reconciliation was a political necessity, Swu urged all Nagas to build a land of peace and prosperity and leave a bright future for their children.

NSCN's Khole-Kitovi faction also marked the day at Khehoi camp and celebrations were attended by chairman, Khole Konyak and general secretary, N Kitovi Zhimomi.