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Indo-Naga talks: NPF-PAM presents ‘conclusions’ drawn from series of consultations

By EMN Updated: Oct 11, 2020 6:34 pm

Dimapur, Oct. 11 (EMN): The Political Affairs Mission (PAM) of Naga People’s Front (NPF) has stated that the NSCN (IM) and the working committee (WC) of NNPG – both engaged in separate talks with the Centre— have “agreed in principle to come together and discuss across the table” as proposed by the PAM.

In a press release issued on Sunday, the PAM informed that it will also reach out to all the other groups who are yet to join the peace process “once tangible progress is made in its endeavour to bring the NSCN (IM) and the NNPG to a certain level of understanding”.

After its series of meetings with various civil society groups and the two Naga groups, the PAM stated that it has arrived at the conclusion that the Nagas want: an early solution which is acceptable, honourable and inclusive; one solution, one accord; and all the Naga negotiating groups to come together and discuss across the table to make a reality of one solution and one accord.

“The recent trip of NPF-PAM to Delhi has been quite encouraging as we have been briefed by the representatives of the government of India that the political dialogue has been put on track although there was some hitch for some time. The collective leadership of the NSCN (IM) has also conveyed that they would definitely keep their words by way of participating in the effort of the NPF-PAM to bring the NSCN (IM) and the 7 NNPG to sit across the table.

“NPF-PAM will figure out the date and venue very soon in consultation with both NSCN (IM) and the NNPG. Towards this endeavour, we ardently appeal to every believer, Naga individual and organisations to uphold us in your prayer and extend your utmost cooperation so as to make this particular event a stepping stone for Naga unity and reconciliation,” it stated.

By EMN Updated: Oct 11, 2020 6:34:02 pm