Urge NSCN (K) to return to peace talks
Dimapur, June 18: The Government of Nagaland has strongly condemned the June 17 ambush at Aboi by the NSCN (K) at a time when Nagas are yearning for lasting peace after decades of strife and bloodshed.
In a condemnation, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio while expressed deep concern and anguish over the loss of lives of personnel of Assam Rifles in the ambush by NSCN (K), said such acts of violence have no place in civilized society.
The CM also on behalf of the Government of Nagaland and the Naga people appealed to one and all for an end to hostilities; and a return to ceasefire and peace talks so that all stakeholders concerned can be part of the peace process in the greater interest of the Naga family.
Rio said the PDA Government is committed towards an early and inclusive resolution of the long-standing Indo-Naga conflict and has repeatedly declared that it will be an active facilitator in the peace process so that the Nagas can live in peace without compromising our
unique culture, identity and traditions which has been recognized by the Government of India.
The CM reminded that the State Government held a consultative meeting with its Political Affairs Committee, PDA legislators and 14 Naga tribal hohos on May 11 last during which the house appreciated the positive approach of the NSCN (IM) and NNPGs, and further appealed to all the other Naga national political groups to come together under the spirit of unity and join the political negotiations in the greater interest of the people.
The house further appealed to the NSCN (K) to return to the negotiating table and restore its ceasefire with the Government of India to enable an all-inclusive peace process and work towards an early solution in the interest of all Nagas, he said. (Page News Service)