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Unity first, solution second: Niki Sumi


Dimapur, May 17: The NSCN/GPRN (Niki) has reaffirmed its stand on peace and unity among all sections of Nagaland society.
The NSCN/GPRN stands for unity first and solution second, said NSCN/GPRN (Niki) president Niki Sumi at a coordination meeting with a delegation of Dimapur based Southern Naga civil society organizations comprising of Southern Naga Union, Poumai Hoho, Tangkhul Naga Long, Mao Naga Union, Maram Naga Union, Lamkang Naga Union, Maring Naga Union, Moyon Naga Union, Thangal Naga Union and Anal Naga Union on May 16.
Gen. (Retd) Niki Sumi said there must first be unity among all Naga people to achieve any goal and made a clarion call to all Naga tribal leaders to be more committed and active to unite all Naga political groups and the people at large as no solution is likely to be achieved unless Naga people irrespective of boundary demarcation are united for one common goal.
He said it is Naga tribal leaders who can work and bring Naga people together in unity, which will further give more weightage to Naga people’s voice to the Government of India for solution to the Naga political struggle.
Also speaking in the meeting, Ato Kilonser, Starson Lamkang appreciated the positive response of the Southern Naga public leader and said that Naga people must do away with ego and work together in the interest of the people. He called upon the leaders to be ambassadors of peace and unity.
Representatives of Southern Nagas said Nagas have fought together for the rights of Naga people and therefore must resolve the differences and remain united to achieve the dreams and aspirations of the Naga people.
A press release issued by the MIP NSCN/GPRN said the tribal leaders denounced all sorts of violence which is against peace and wellbeing of the people. They said lack of sincerity and commitment of leaders and difference of ideas among the leaders will confuse the people and will be a setback for the Nagas at large.
The meeting, chaired by Inovi Naga, secretary, GPRN commenced with invocation prayer by Nihokhu Sumi, Kilonser, PR & NGOs. Mhonbemo Tsanglao, Speaker of National Tatar Hoho proposed the vote of thanks. (Page News Service)