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Naga peace talks: NPCC optimistic about solution in 3 months

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 04, 2019 12:20 am
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Praveen Davar is welcomed by K Therie during the Nagaland Congress’ celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Oct. 3, at the Congress Bhavan in Kohima.

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Kohima, Oct. 3 (EMN): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) on Thursday expressed confidence in the government of India and the governor of Nagaland that they would settle the Naga political solution in three months.

“For the first time I have put in my faith in the government of India and also the governor of Nagaland, because he (gov.) has expressed that prime minister of India is desirous of resolving the political problem in three months,” said NPCC President K Therie.

Therie was speaking during the party’s celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Oct. 3 at the Congress Bhavan in Kohima.

Nagaland Governor and interlocutor to the Naga peace talk RN Ravi had in August said that Prime Minister Modi had expressed the need to settle the Naga political issue within three months. The governor was quoted as saying so while addressing a gathering on August 16 in Kohima.

Therie expressed hope that in three months time that is by Nov. 17 2019, “They (GOI, gov.) will stand by their commitment and wishes.”

The past 22 years had seen negotiations without a solution and “we must understand that GOI had done so much of blunder against the people of Nagaland by not specifying proper ground rules,” Therie said.

Though the abilities and difficulties of the negotiators are appreciated, 22 years of negotiation without solution is unreasonable, he added.

On the other hand, Therie said that the “Congress always pursues peace and negotiation as means and ways to resolve our political problem.”

The president alleged that regional political parties are for “interfering other states” and “their objective is to disturb other states.” But the Congress is to defend, protect, and develop and to grant peace to the people of state, he asserted.

The Nagas people are complacent when it comes to issues concerning them, he said. He urged the people to analyse, research and to come to proper conclusions and stand by what is true and is the truth. Likewise, he urged the people to adopt truth as way of life as exemplified by the Father of the Nation.

Captain Praveen Davar, former secretary of the All India Congress Committee and editor of the Supreme Saviour magazine attended the occasion as guest speaker. Speaking about Mahatma Gandhi and the Congress party, he said Gandhi and his principles were relevant in the past and are still relevant, and would be relevant even in the days to come.

He expressed dissatisfaction at the indifference of people to Gandhian principles, which the Congress leader called the guiding principles for humanity even in the present times.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 04, 2019 12:20:34 am