Last updated on: January 27, 2020 at 11:18 pm IST
Dimapur, January 27: The NSCN (IM) Widows’ Federation has cried out ‘enough is enough’ to fighting and killings and appealed to the Government of India to solve the Indo-Naga political issue in peaceful manner.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the widows’ federation said during the last 72 years of Naga political struggle and 23 years of Indo-Naga political talks, “our hearts have cried for the final solution because we have seen enough of fighting and killings.”
“But, you will agree with us that it is time to say ‘enough is enough.’ No more fighting, no more killing and let there be no more widows and fatherless children. Under your dynamic leadership, please make violence a thing of the past. Blood, sweat and tears we have gone through for more than seven (7) decades. That is more than enough for any suppressed people to endure,” the letter said.
Stating that ever since the first Naga was shot dead in Kohima by one Assam Rifles Captain Virk in 1954 during the time of Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and the bloody fighting that followed, the federation said “we have lost counts, but lakhs of graveyards that abounds in different corners of Naga inhabited areas stands to haunts us every moment. Let us admit ourselves that there is time for everything. There is time for war and there is time for peace and understanding.”
The letter recalled that at the time of signing the historic Framework Agreement in New Delhi on 3rd August, 2015, the PM had said, “The Naga problem took long to resolve because we did not understand each other,” while NSCN Chief Negotiator Th. Muivah acknowledged the PM’s sincerity to solve the Indo-Naga political issue saying “NSCN and Government of India had come close to understand each other under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
“With this reminder to you of your commitment to solve Indo-Naga political issue, we would like to place ourselves in the comfort zone and look towards the days when we shall no more see the horror of war. Let God forbid another bloody conflicts between the Nagas and India. Let divine wisdom be upon you as you shoulder the responsibility to solve the Indo-Naga political issue in peaceful manner,” it prayed.
(Page News Service)