DIMAPUR, JANUARY 5: The Naga Hoho has welcomed the “matured decision” taken by Gen (Rtd) Niki Sumi to renew ceasefire with Government of India. It also urged the GoI to formally announce the renewal of ceasefire with the Niki Sumi-led NSCN without any precondition on the leadership for an inclusive solution.
In a press release, NH general secretary K. Elu Ndang said the Naga Hoho has always been striving for peaceful and inclusive Indo-Naga political settlement ever since its inception through non-violent means of resolving the long-drawn Naga political movement.
“The NSCN (K) had signed ceasefire with the Centre in 2001 but it was a matter of great concern when the NSCN (K) unilaterally abrogated it in March 2015 when the then chairman of the group, S S Khaplang, was alive,” it said.
The release recalled that a NH delegation had endeavoured a journey to Myanmar in 2016 to meet SS Khaplang, the then president of undivided NSCN (K), and though the delegation could not meet him in person owing to various reasons, the Hoho interacted with his emissary and conveyed to the leadership to renew the cease-fire with the Government of India and to carry forward the peace process for an honourable solution.
“The Naga Hoho is convinced and appreciates the matured decision taken by Rtd. Gen. Niki Sumi to renew the ceasefire with Government of India,” it said. (Page News Service)