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Centre, Naga rebels urged to arrive at 'logical' solution

IANS | November 09, 2019 11:11 AM

KOHIMA:Nagaland's opposition Naga People's Front (NPF) on Friday appealed to both the Central government and Naga insurgents to arrive at a "logical, acceptable and honourable" solution to the decades-old Naga insurgency.

Governor R.N. Ravi, who is also the Centre's interlocutor for the ongoing talks with various warring Naga rebel groups - the National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) and seven Naga National Political Groups (various Naga insurgent factions) - had said discussions to finalise the Naga accord continue, and the NSCN-IM had come on board.

"The NPF has appealed both the Indian government and the Naga negotiators to give space to each other by understanding each other difficulties and arrive to a logical, acceptable and honourable conclusion keeping in mind of the complex situation of the region and the world at large," the NPF statement said.

The NPF reiterated that the top most priority of the party's is to work and assist in any possible manner on any approach for a peaceful solution of the "Indo-Naga" political issue.

Noting that NPF is tirelessly working as a facilitator role, the statement said, the NPF delegation comprising of legislators and party leaders had met the leaders of both the NSCN (IM) and the 7 NNPGs at New Delhi and impressed upon both the groups to come together by burying all their differences and work out for the sake of the better Naga future and to work collectively for an honourable solution with the Indian government.

On Thursday, Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi had urged the ethnic Naga communities to come together in the spirit of forgive and forget and make new beginning towards unity, prosperity, development and brotherhood.

"Nagas were at the cusp of history as a new dawn has begun for a new era of peace, unity and prosperity," Ravi said.

The NSCN-IM too has appealed to all its rival Naga groups to get on board the bus of Framework Agreement and be a part of the final solution in the greater interests of the people and peace and progress in the land.

"We reiterate our stand that we have forgiven the past mistakes of our brothers and sisters in different camps and that they should also forgive our past mistakes. Let this message of peace and unity among the Nagas be acceptable to all the Nagas, far and near. Unity for the historic tasks ahead is indispensable.," the NSCN-IM said.

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