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Inclusivity is the way forward — Nagaland GB

By EMN Updated: Sep 06, 2018 11:46 pm

Dimapur, Sep. 6 (EMN): Asserting that it does not want a repeat of the history of dividing Nagas into different groups, sections and more; the Nagaland GB Federation on Thursday called for inclusivity as the way forward and averred that it is the bounden duty of every Naga citizen to play the role of a mediator without any bias with regard to the Indo-Naga political problem.
The NGBF in a press note, stated that it is committed to peace and harmony of the Nagas wherever they are and continues to work for inclusive solution that will take everyone on board for a lasting peace solution to the protracted Naga Political problems.

Saying that the federation has been appealing the NPGs to lay aside their differences and unite for the sake of a secured future, the release stated that the NGBF has the conviction that exclusiveness will be the root of further division and deeper misunderstanding as experienced in the past.

“Therefore the Federation has been harping on inclusive solution and will continue to uphold the principle of unity. For general information, Presently Government of India is having political dialogue with 7 (seven) Naga Political Groups, and therefore it is the bounden duty of every Naga citizen to play a mediator role and not as bias,” the release stated.

Saying that it is the bounden duty of every Naga citizen to play the role of a mediator, the federation stated that, likewise, it has being appealing to GOI to officially invite NSCN (K) and NNC (Adino) to the negotiation table ‘because inclusivity is the way forward’.

Meanwhile, the NGBF stated that it is perturbed by the joint declaration issued by Naga Hoho and United Naga Council (UNC) of Manipur on Aug. 23 issued after a meeting at TNK Community Hall, Senapati Village.

“It is more intimidating than rational and realistic approach to current Indo Naga political scenario. NGBF has the conviction the exclusiveness will never bring lasting peace,” it stated while adding that it is apprehensive that any exclusive solution could belie all expectation.

Saying that ‘such arrogance and unpalatable declaration to be imposed on the Nagas is unacceptable,’ the NGBF stated that the federation, being well-versed with the Naga culture and customary practices and village administration, takes it as the bounden duty of the federation to resist and reject the influence that is found detrimental to the Naga society.

“Accordingly, NGBF has out rightly rejected the attempt of UNC and Naga Hoho as the duo tried to impose its will on the Nagas (Nagaland),” the federation informed.

The NGBF press release was appended by its President Shahlem Konyak and General Secretary, Shikuto Zalipu.

By EMN Updated: Sep 06, 2018 11:46:42 pm