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Forum for Naga Reconciliation implores NPGs to deter from armed confrontation

By EMN Updated: Oct 20, 2021 8:52 pm

Dimapur, Oct. 20 (EMN): The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has called for peace and nonviolence, imploring upon all Naga Political Groups (NPGs) to immediately deter from armed confrontation of any kind and cease the violence of idolatry of words in print and electronic media.

The statement from the forum came a few days after a cadre belonging to the NSCN (K) Niki group was killed in a factional clash with the NSCN (U).

Mentioning that the Naga society was gravely disrupted by violence and bloodshed 12 years ago, producing a society of pain, orphans and widows, the forum said that under its initiative, the “Covenant of Reconciliation” (CoR) was signed by the chairman of NSCN (IM) late Isak Chishi Swu, chairman of NSCN (K) late SS Kaplang and retired Brig. S Singnya, Kedaghe (President), FGN on June 13, 2009, paving the path to ending “factional” violence.

It added that the “Naga society has begun moving with a spirit of peace felt by elders, commoners and joy seen in the faces of children” over the years.

“Sadly, the cause and effect of violence takes no time to spiral down by turning man and woman inward against each other,” it stated.

“At this juncture, if Nagas are under threat, it will be at the ‘factional’ and community level that we either solve the problem or fail. Needless to say, Naga future depends on how we act and remain committed to the CoR. Naga Political Groups (NPGs) and its leaders today are directly related to the CoR,” it added.

While calling for peace among the various NPGs, the FNR stated that it “is here to listen to your stories and stand together for peace”.

By EMN Updated: Oct 20, 2021 8:52:11 pm