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Naga factions agree on reconciliation

Participants of Naga Reconciliation meet held from June 1-8, at Chiangmai Thailand.
Published on 16 Jun. 2009 12:12 AM IST
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The Naga reconciliation meet held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from June 1 to 8 had resulted in signing of a document, “Covenant of Reconciliation,” by the NSCN (I-M), GPRN/NSCN and the FGN. This was stated by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), which is spearheading the reconciliation process of all the Naga political groups since its inception in March 2008. The document signed jointly by the NSCN (I-M) chairman, Isak Chishi Swu, GPRN/NSCN chairman, SS Khaplang and FGN Kedahge (President), ‘Brig (Retd)’ S Singnya read “Having been deeply convicted by God’s call in Christ, and the voice of the Naga people, for Reconciliation, we hereby solemnly commit before God to offer ourselves to Naga Reconciliation and Forgiveness based on the Historical and Political Rights of the Nagas.” The three leaders resolved to continue to work together in the same spirit of love, non-violence, peace and respect to resolve outstanding issues among them. They also called upon other Naga groups to join them in reconciling with each other. Acknowledging the signing of the “Covenant of Reconciliation,” the FNR saluted the three leaders for their courage to provide a new direction to the Nagas through “reconciliation and forgiveness.” Based on the covenant signed, the FNR appealed the political groups to release all cadres held prisoners in different camps at the earliest. It also appealed them to exercise utmost restraint in every form, in order to pave the way and work out the future course of actions. The FNR thanked all people in the state and throughout the world for their ceaseless prayers and appealed them to continue with their support. It also extended gratitude to the churches, Naga Hoho and all others who have been a constant inspiration to it. The FNR appealed the citizens to render their unconditional support to the reconciliation process. Altogether ten meetings of the Naga political groups have been held both outside of the country and within Nagaland since March 2008, under the initiation of the FNR. The FNR said that the various Naga political groups including the NSCN (I-M), GPRN/NSCN, NNC/FGN, NNC (Non-accordist) and the non-political group –The Peoples Support Group had endorsed unanimously for a “Meeting of the Naga leaders of the highest level, at the earliest.”

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