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Meet on Naga reconciliation
Published on 26 Sep. 2008 12:37 AM IST
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Representatives of Naga people comprising of thirty two civil society organizations congregated at Dimapur Sumi Baptist Church Thursday to further strengthen the Naga Reconciliation process initiated by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR). FNR in a press release said the joint meeting was held in “spirit of oneness to collectively demonstrate our common yearning for Nagas to be reconciled with each other in mutual respect and acceptance basing on the historical and political rights of the Nagas.” While affirming the “Covenant of Common Hope,” the meeting also resolved to strengthen the Naga Reconciliation process by adopting the following recommendation: All Naga National political groups (Factions) must stop all forms of violence against each other; To initiate meetings at the highest level among Naga National political leaders to strengthen the Reconciliation processes; To acknowledge all Naga tribes with mutual respect and oneness in the ongoing efforts to overcome tribalism and sectarianism; The Naga National political groups repeal all ‘Azhas’ in the form of Quit Notices/Ex-Communications/Bans, etc that stand in the way of genuine Naga Reconciliation; To evolve a mechanism against excessive and unqualified taxation; To initiate public awareness from the grassroots level to garner public support through symbolic actions and mass education; To foster understanding among Naga tribes through cultural exchange by valuing and upholding our shared aspirations and respecting each other’s identity; The Naga National political groups are urged not to hamper the status and functioning of Naga civil society organizations; FNR should take the initiative to evolve and implement a Road Map towards Naga Reconciliation, Unity and Peace; To seek the active prayer support and participation of the Naga people in the Reconciliation process.

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