Dimapur, September 16: The Working Group, NNPGs meet 14 aboriginal tribes of Nagaland on September 15 at Niathu Resort, Chumoukedima on the invitation of the 14 tribes to hold consultation on the Naga issue.
In a press release, the media cell, WC, NNPG, informed that the WC briefed the tribal leaders on about the practical and positive progress of the negotiations, which will safeguard and protect the distinct identity of the Naga people and land beyond the present state of Nagaland.
The 14 tribes encouraged WC, NNPGs to strive for peace and unity since violence and bloodshed has taken enough Naga lives. The tribes strongly urged that crucial and substantive issues that have been painstakingly negotiated and agreed upon between GoI and Naga negotiators be put into agreement at the earliest.
“Naga generations are in peril and face uncertain future and therefore negotiations must reach a practical, pragmatic and logical conclusion,” they said.
The release informed that the 14 tribes opined that what is possible at this hour, which is honorable and acceptable, Nagas must take. They suggested that symbolic issues that remain unresolved be pursued through continuous, consistent democratic and political process.
The aspiration of the Naga people must be fully met in due course of time, they said.
The WC NNPGs acknowledged the advice of the 14 tribes and assured the Naga people that Indian leaders have demonstrated political will and commitment to solve the Naga issue this time around.
“A moment has come for Nagas to reciprocate equally. Naga negotiators are confident that a comprehensive political settlement will be announced soon,” the release added. (Page News Service)