DIMAPUR, JUNE 22: Convener of WC, NNPGs, N Kitovi Zhimomi has stated that the Naga civil societies demanding honourable and acceptable political solution based on the understanding reached between the Government of India and the Naga negotiating groups on October 31, 2019 must be respected and honoured.
With negotiations having officially concluded, the WC NNPGs appealed to the political leadership of India to take the decision.
“The issue belongs to all Nagas, young or old, needing equal participation and responsibility. Every single Naga is a stakeholder and has every right to seek answers to the concluded political matters. The culture of dictating Nagas through threats and intimidations is a thing of the past”, said Kitovi in a statement of appeal issued today.
The WC convenor, who is also the Ato Kilonser of GPRN/NSCN, said the Nagaland Gaon Burah Federation extending its elderly platform to the 27 civil societies of Nagaland on June 21 is a powerful statement in itself.
At the same time, Kitovi said generalizing and alleging that Naga political groups are deliberately delaying political solution for personal reasons and ambition “is vague and unfounded”. “The misty cloud over Nagaland and Naga homeland has evaporated and the sky is clear. The dust has settled and it is visible to the Naga people as to who are playing chameleon’s role and delaying the Indo-Naga solution. The people must speak out boldly and call a spade a spade”, he said.
“WC, NNPGs has been the emissary and political agent of the Naga tribes, fully integrated and blended with apex tribal bodies, customary institutions and other ground rooted CSOs to negotiate with GoI and secure honourable and acceptable political solution for the Nagas. WC, NNPGs has sincerely and transparently represented the Nagas, irrespective of State boundaries, without compromising on core principles and values of Naga history, identity and political rights”, he claimed.
The WC hoped and prayed that Nagaland CSOs forming Nagaland Public Action Committee (NPAC) will re-energize the people into actively participating in peaceful democratic expressions to ensure Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi to fulfill his declared commitment to the Naga people.
(Page News Service)