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Negotiations on Naga issue concluded; Indian leadership must take decision, says WC-NNPG Convener

By EMN Updated: Jun 22, 2022 11:07 pm

Dimapur, June 22 (EMN): Convener of Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC-NNPG), N Kitovi Zhimomi has appealed to all sections of Naga society, on behalf of the group, saying that the political leadership of India must take the decision as the negotiations on Naga political issue had officially concluded.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Zhimomi said ‘the Naga civil societies demanding an honourable and acceptable political solution based on the understanding reached between the Government of India and the Naga negotiating groups on October 3 l, 2019, must be respected and honoured’.

He said every Naga, being a stakeholder, has every right to seek answers to the concluded political matters and the dictating culture ‘through threats and intimidations is a thing of the past’.

Maintaining that generalising and alleging that Naga political groups are deliberately delaying political solution for personal reasons and ambition is vague and unfounded, he said it is clear who is delaying the Indo-Naga solution.

He termed the consultative meeting of 27 civil societies of Nagaland called by the Nagaland Gaon Burah Federation on Tuesday, as a powerful statement. He also expressed hope that the Nagaland Public Action Committee (NPAC), which was constituted at the meeting, would “re-energise our people into actively participating in peaceful democratic expressions to ensure Honorable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, fulfils his declared commitment to the Naga people”.

Zhimomi went on to say that the WC-NNPG has been the emissary and political agent of the Naga tribes; working with apex tribal bodies and other CSOs while negotiating with the Indian government for a final settlement. He added that ‘the group has represented the Nagas, irrespective of state boundaries, without compromising on core principles and values of Naga history, identity and political rights’.

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By EMN Updated: Jun 22, 2022 11:07:48 pm