Dimapur, April 16: The NDPP-PDA has welcomed the extension of the ceasefire agreement by the Government of India that has been in operation with the GPRN/NSCN and the NSCN (Reformation) for another year with effect from April 28, 2019 to April 27, 2020 along with the signing of a “fresh cease fire agreement” between the GoI and the NSCN/GPRN (K) headed by Khango Konyak with effect from April 15, 2019.
In a communiqué, the NDPP said this gesture of the GoI and the NNPGs proves that all negotiating parties are committed to resolving the decades old Naga political issue, and expressed optimism that the ongoing dialogue between the negotiating parties will ultimately result in a solution that will be honourable, inclusive and acceptable to the people and it will eventually bring lasting peace and settlement.
The NDPP-PDA also urged the negotiating parties to expedite the talks in order that a final settlement can come about at the earliest since the “Framework Agreement” has already been signed on 3rd August 2015 and it is also now 22 years since the dialogues began in 1997.
Stating that the State government is only a facilitator to the ongoing talks between the GoI and the NNPGs, the NDPP-PDA said it is committed to extend fullest support and cooperation towards bringing about a permanent solution to the protracted Naga issue.
“With the coming onboard of the NNPGs to the negotiating table along with the ongoing talks and the signing of the Framework Agreement, the NDPP-PDA once again appeals for early resolution of the Indo-Naga peace process in line with the desire and cry of the people for lasting peace,” it appealed.
The NDPP-PDA also gave a clarion call to the people of Nagaland, as stake holders, to continue to uphold the all-important Naga issue, and assured its cooperation in extending support so that a final settlement that is honourable and acceptable is achieved at the earliest. (Page News Service)