Dimapur, September 21: NSCN (IM) chairman Q Tuccu has stated that reconciliation process with the seven Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) is an ongoing process and no one has closed doors for each other.
Tuccu said it was the responsibility of each tribal unit to interact with their members of other groups to facilitate the reconciliation process “as it was not appropriate at this stage to invite each other.”
He was addressing a meeting of Sumi frontal bodies at Camp Hebron on September 19, said a press release issued by Hukiye Tissca, ex-SKK president on behalf of all the Sumi delegates that attended the meeting at Camp Hebron.
In his deliberation with the Sumi delegates in the meeting, Tuccu explained on the latest progress in the peace talk and said they would proceed as per the principles laid down in the framework agreement with Government of India. He was confident that GoI was matured to resolve the issue through mutual respect, as per the unique history of the Naga political issue which has been recognized by successive Indian governments, the release said.
Expressing optimism that the peace talks will conclude logically as per the provisions laid down in the framework agreement, the NSCN chairman stated that the pain and sacrifices put in for the Naga issue so far was to ensure that Nagas lead a dignified life and future Naga younger generations meet their aspiration with a better quality of life.
He said NSCN was a people’s government and the voice and views of the people will be heard and assured the delegates that before any final accord is signed Naga people’s mandate and opinion will be taken.
In the meeting, senior Sumi citizens and delegates lamented over the rise in numbers of factions – 8 groups and 32 denominations, and insisted the need for Nagas to be united leaving aside all personal differences.
On the framework agreement, they stated that it was basic broad guidelines and the need of the hour was to layout clear mutually acceptable modalities for implementation post honourable final accord. In case of bottlenecks with GoI, consultation be carried out and best available options for the Nagas preserving its unique identity and honour, as per the provisions of framework agreement, be deliberated, which would be beneficial for all Nagas, they said.
“As the GoI has accepted almost all competencies, hence mutual understanding and positive approach would pave a way which is acceptable to both the entities,” the release said.
The release further said RN Ravi being the present interlocutor should continue till the final accord is signed, as he understands the core issues well. “At this critical stage any new change may take time to comprehend the complex Naga issue and hurt the Naga sentiments, further delaying the process for an early solution,” it added. (Page News Service)