Last updated on: September 14, 2020 at 11:05 pm IST
Dimapur, September 14: Leader of Opposition and Convenor of PAM, T R Zeliang today expressed that unity of all Naga Civil Organizations in one voice for an early solution is the first step towards attaining the much anticipated final solution and lasting peace in the region.
Zeliang was speaking in an interactive meeting of various Naga organizations, which included Nagaland GB Federation (NGBF), Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO), Tenyimia Public Organization (TPO), Naga Hoho (NH), Naga Mothers Association ( NMA), and the influential Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) and the Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) today.
He called upon the gathering for a collective genuine effort by all stakeholders including Naga public, to facilitate and not be an obstruction in any form.
He cautioned that Naga political issue is highly complex, which needed practical approach, political acumen and high level of understanding between the negotiating parties.
He further said positive progress is possible if tribalism, polarization or political colours are kept away on the Naga issue and only true genuine concern for permanent peace and progress. This will ensure that the future of Naga generations and Naga areas be free from any conflict and enable a ecosystem of self sustenance, he added.
The members present in the meeting were of the general view that Framework Agreement signed by NSCN-IM and Agreed Position by WC NNPG needed deliberation by Government of India for an honorable common Final Naga Accord, based on the formal talks which concluded in 31 October 2019. They were also of the view that all stakeholders be consulted and made signatories of the final Naga accord to rule out any misunderstandings.
After the first informal fruitful interaction and taking inputs from various stakeholders including Naga political groups, engaged in peace talks with GoI convened by PAM of NPF , Convenor TR Zeliang is likely to move to New Delhi soon to meet Central leaders to convey the aspirations of the people for permanent peace in the region and the need of drafting of common Naga Accord by Government of India for early solution which is inescapable.
Zeliang expressed happiness and hoped for positive pro-active response by all organizations attending the meeting.
The NTC has acknowledged the invitation, however, regretted from attending the meeting due to prior engagements. (Page News Service)