Letters to the Editor
Urge Conclusion of Naga Issue
To Shri R.N. Ravi,
The Governor Of Nagaland
The Indo-Naga ceasefire, signed in 1997 brought tears of joy to the Nagas in expectation of an honourable and acceptable solution to the vexed Naga issue. It is now almost two and half decades old and the Nagas are starting to lose hope as the wait for the solution has taken too long.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that instead of striving to arrive at a conclusion, the Government of India is preparing to undertake delimitation exercise in Nagaland. To this end, now every concerned Naga is of the view that such a move tantamount to being insensitive to the sentiments of the Nagas.
Further, in consideration of the status of the ongoing peace talks in finalising the Framework Agreement, every concerned Naga is of the impression that such a move would be contradictory to the objective of a peaceful solution and even a betrayal to the trust of the Nagas on the ceasefire mechanism.
As such, I, as a concerned Naga, urge upon your benign authority to firstly ensure conclusion of Naga issue at the earliest and till honourable and acceptable solution is arrived at, the delimitation exercise should be kept in status quo.
Dr. Vihuto Asiimi,
Former General Secretary,