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FNR urge NNPGs, NSCN (IM) to stop media war

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‘Meet & address differences through dialogue’

Dimapur, October 18: With fear of the war of words in the media between the NNPGs and the NSCN (IM) spilling into the streets, the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has made a fervent appeal to the Naga national groups, particularly the NNPGs and the NSCN (IM), to refrain from media confrontation.
“This (media confrontation) is only harming the Naga society and making us more vulnerable to further division,” it reasoned in an appeal issued today.
The FNR stated that Nagas are at a turning point, especially as the climate of fear, suspicion, confusion, division and uncertainty threatens to overwhelm us. “Yet, we are also called to be honest, sincere, mindful and discerning as we navigate our way through the present daily challenges,” it said.
Stating that the Naga national issue needs to be discussed with responsible and far-sighted contemplative engagement, the FNR urged the NNPGs and NSCN (IM) to meet and address all outstanding differences through dialogue and explore finding common ground. It called for a healing leadership and visionary statesmanship in order to address all differences and find common ground.
The forum also appreciated the Naga national groups for upholding their commitment to the Covenant of Naga Reconciliation, and expressed belief that even in this difficult situation, the principle of reconciliation will be upheld in letter and spirit.
Meanwhile the FNR reiterated that it remains impartial and committed to Naga reconciliation on the basis of Naga historical and political rights. (Page News Service)