Nagalim: NGOs Blow Hot and Cold
However, at the same time, they felt ceasefire and talks should not be broken so easily, according to Dimapur based newspapers.
The dailies reported that the Naga Hoho, the Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) and the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) were unanimous in agreeing that there was no point in continuing with the peace talks if that fail to find a solution and if the Government of India is playing the delaying tactics to divide the Nagas.
Th Muivah has every right to be angry as the ongoing ceasefire and talks had been dragging on for the last eight years without any concrete solution, said Naga Hoho general secretary Kevilietuo.
“Both the NSCN (IM) and Government of India are two entities in the talks and if the latter tries to dominate and play delaying tactics to divide the Nagas then NSCN (IM) leaders have every right to be angry,” Kevilietuo said.
“If the talks cannot solve the problem, there is no point continuing with the ceasefire and the dialogue,” he said and regretted that by now some core issues should have been solved.
But at the same time, the Naga Hoho leader felt that ceasefire and peace talks should not be broken so easily.
Sharing similar views and expressing confidence in the NSCN (IM) leadership, NMA president Kheshili Sema said there must be reasons for Muivah to make the statement.
She, however, said the ongoing ceasefire and peace talks should not be broken so easily.
“God forbid, such thing does not happen…we do not want that to happen, because the innocent public will suffer,” she added.
Kheshili urged the NSCN (IM) leadership to take the views of the Nagas first before breaking the ceasefire.
Her point was that the ongoing talks were not for the NSCN (IM) but for the Nagas and therefore the Naga public have a say on the fate of the talk.