Nagalim: Naga Hoho Hails
A press release issued by Naga Hoho vice president Keviletuo Kiewhuo said the hoho would have no disagreement if the entire visit was for the political party that Oscar represented.
However, the release said, since it was the Minister’s maiden visit to Naga areas after shouldering responsibility as the negotiator of Government of India, he was expected to be more realistic and sincere to the peace process.
“Does it signify that the Government of India is insincere to the peace process or a deliberate act of saying ‘my party is more important than the Naga people’s desire for an honourable solution?" it questioned.
Source: The Sangai Express
Oscar has a hidden agenda-Naga Hoho
Apex Naga civil society Naga Hoho today expressed its displeasure
over Union Minister Oscar Fernandes alleged refusal to hear the Naga people's
views on the Naga issue during his visit to the state.
In a statement issued by the Vice-President of Naga Hoho Keviletuo Kiewhuo here today said, "it was expected of Mr Fernandes to show more sincerity to the peace process since he is shouldering the responsibility of negotiator on behalf of the Centre." "The Union Minister had failed to meet any civil society, NGO or political party, apart from congress functionaries during his two-day visit to Nagaland," he said.
The Naga Hoho said consultations with the civil societies and organizations and different spectrum of political groups in Nagaland on the part of Fernandes would have created confidence in the peace process.
It questioned whether the views of a political parties were going to be the basis of the negotiations.
While maintaining that it had no disagreement if the visit
was for the political party he represented, the Naga Hoho opined that since
it was his maiden visit to Naga areas after shouldering the responsibility of
the centre's negotiator it was expected of him to be more realistic and show
sincerity to the peace process. It also commented that if it was an exclusive
party visit, Mr Fernandes should not have made comment on the Naga peace process.
It may be mentioned here the Mr Fernandes is the leader of the delegation leading the group of Ministers in the Naga peace process, who recently met the NSCN-IM leaders in Bangkok in the latest round of talks.
During his visit to Nagaland recently, he had made number of comments on the progress of the peace talks and also gave some hints on the shape of things to come. The Naga Hoho was of the view that such an attitude was not healthy and speaks volumes on the insincerity of the centre towards the ongoing political talks. It also expressed apprehension on whether the visit of Mr Fernandes had any hidden agenda. The Naga Hoho further urged the centre to be more sensitive in addressing the Naga Hoho, the release added.