DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 2: Government of India Interlocutor to Naga peace talks, RN Ravi held an hour-long interaction with the WC, NNPGs on Wednesday at Police Guest House, at Chumukedima. The interaction reportedly focused on “tying loose ends” as a prelude to imminent solution.
“The hour-long interaction between the GOI and WC, NNPGs focused on tying loose ends as a prelude to imminent solution,” said the WC NNPGs in a statement.
According to the statement, in the meeting Ravi assured the Naga people, through the WC delegation, that this is a moment for Nagas to be steadfast and patient since the GoI has consistently conveyed its position that all crucial issues have been resolved with the formal negotiations with Naga groups having successfully concluded on October 31, 2019.
The WC maintained that since solution to the protracted Indo-Naga political issue is not confined to the present state of Nagaland, and while Naga integration will be pursued through democratic political process, the issue of integration cannot stop GoI from announcing Indo-Naga solution.
“However, consultation with neighbouring states remains equally important,” it said.
“The Government of India’s position is clear and unchanged that negotiations have been completed. All mutually agreed matters have been taken to a higher table and it is only a matter of timing as to when the GOI deems it appropriate to announce to the Naga people.”
Stating that it is not the time for Nagas to be apprehensive or nervous, and not a time to fall prey to “desperate interpretations of facts on the ground”, the WC NNPGs said, “We must live on reality and not on illusion. This is the hour for the Naga people to be cautious, prayerful and be aware of restless and desperate elements. What is practical and that which entrenches our history and political right, WC, NNPGs have retained.”
On this, the WC NNPGs sought utmost solidarity and prayer support from the Naga people.
In today’s meeting, WC NNPGs was led by Convenor N Kitovi Zhimomi, and Co-Convenors Zhopra Vero, Isak sumi, Z Hozheto Chophy, Kiumukam, Toshi Walling, P Tikhak, Raitu Chawang and Co-ordinator Alezo Venuh and Secretary Ghukiho T Zhimo.
(Page News Service)