Kohima, February 8: The Political Affairs Mission (PAM) of Naga People’s Front (NPF) today met Niki Sumi group of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN).
The PAM was led by former Home Minister and MLA, Imkong Imchen. The meeting reportedly ended in a positive note as both the parties agreed to take forward the Naga peace process in the larger interest of Naga people, as a whole.
A senior NPF lawmaker said the meeting was open, friendly and positive.
Another MLA said they were happy by the response from the Niki group.
“It was a good meeting. It was more of introductory meeting,” said another MLA.
Meanwhile, a press release issued by NPF-PAM stated that the NSCN (K) faction led by Niki Sumi has reportedly agreed, in principle, to sit across the table with the two Naga negotiating groups as and when required.
NPF-PAM informed that its members had held a consultative meeting with Niki Sumi at the outskirts of Molvom village on February 8.
“The NPF-PAM reiterated the party’s stand for honourable, acceptable and inclusive solution to the Naga political issue and further urged the NSCN (K-Niki) to build an understanding with the other Naga nationalist groups. The NSCN (K-Niki) has agreed in principle to sit across the table with the two Naga negotiating groups as and when required,” read the press release.
It also expressed appreciation to the Government of India as well as the Niki-led group “for their endeavour to find solution through peaceful means”.
‘Intrinsic character of inclusiveness’
Meanwhile, a separate press release from the NSCN (K) faction led by Niki Sumi stated that it welcomes the initiative of PAM towards achieving one political solution, inclusive of all Nagas.
“NSCN/GPRN is grateful to PAM for their valuable inputs. NSCN/GPRN stands for an inclusive Naga political solution, with intrinsic character of inclusiveness,” it stated.
(Page News Service)