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Naga reconciliation meeting, FNR team lauded
Published on 18 Jun. 2009 11:37 PM IST
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Nagaland Peace Centre : Nagaland Peace Centre, (NPC) Kohima has welcomed the Naga reconciliation meet held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from June 1 to 8 which resulted in signing of ‘Covenant of Reconciliation’ by the NSCN(IM), NSCN(K), GPRN/NSCN, FGN and NNC. A press statement issued by NPC Chairman N. Theyo and Executive Director Lhusi Haralu stated, the reconciliation was a positive move which indicated that political approach was needed along with the support of all sections of the people to work together and find out political solution to the vexed Naga problem. An action committee was need to be set up comprising of all sensible and honest leaders to honour, over-see and observance of the joint agreement, stated the press statement. Further, NPC lauded the efforts of Rev. Dr. Wati Aier and all those who spearheaded the reconciliation process of all Naga political groups. NPC called upon national workers to forgive the past mistakes and start a new beginning with the spirit of unity, peace and understanding. United Naga Council: United Naga Council has extended support and appreciated all leaders of Naga political groups for their courage in acknowledging true reconciliation amongst Naga families. UNC on behalf of Nagas from the South has expressed gratitude and extended support to Dr. Wati Aier, convenor FNR and members for their ‘unbroken effort’ of reconciliation and to International community engaged in the reconciliation process. A press release issued by UNC President Samson Remei stated the opportunity should be carried forward with the collective participation of all Naga social organisations, Churches inclusive of all sections of people with integrity and accountability. UNC has appeal to all Nagas irrespective of ones profession to contribute to “create mechanism cutting across the arbitrary boundaries” to reach out village, khel, clan and family in making the journey of common hope into a reality. Naga National Workers People Support Group: The Naga National Workers People Support Group (NNWPSG) has welcomed the Naga reconciliation meeting where Isaac Chisi Swu, Chairman of NSCN/GPRN, S.S. Khaplang, Chairman GPRN/NSCN and Brig. (Rtd.) S. Singnya Kedahge (President) of FGN signed a historic Reconciliation Covenant at Chiangmai V June 2009 Consultation. NNWPSG in a press release issued by its Convenor L. D. John stated that “our three respected leaders convicted by Gods call in Christ and the voice of the Naga people for Reconciliation have solemnly committed before God to offer themselves to Naga Reconciliation and forgiveness based on the historical and political rights of the Nagas”. While appreciating the hard work of FNR, NNWPSG expressed hope that it would “smoothen up loose ends” which still existed in the Naga Society for “feelings and passions of every group.” NNWPSG further urged the FNR to work harder toward finding a Common Platform for the Naga future with more courage and clarity and co-operation with each other for strengthening the process of Naga reconciliation and unity. Peace Channel: Peace Channel, the youth movement for Peace has lauded the signing of the document “Covenant of Reconciliation” by the NSCN (I-M), GPRN/NSCN and the FGN during the recently concluded Naga reconciliation meet at Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Peace Channel further wished the FNR success in their endeavors towards the reconciliation process with the hope to bring out a lasting solution to the Naga issues. Peoples Committee for Peace: Peoples Committee for Peace Initiatives in Assam (PCPIA), a conglomeration of 28 democratic organizations working for peaceful resolution of ongoing armed conflict, has welcomed the initiative of both the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) deciding to constructively engage on the existing differences between the two organisations, in a bid for reconciliation. PCPIA chief coordination, Lachit Bordoloi, in a press release stated Nagas had to sacrifice a lot in the past six decades, and the sacrifices they made were compounded by the fact that the various anti-democratic forces had sought to create divisions in their struggle for self-determination. Expressing that current call for setting aside differences to work for a common goal for the Nagas was a step in the right direction, the PCPIA reaffirmed bond of solidarity with the Naga people and expressed hope that current efforts of reconciliation among Naga political and civil society, would also be reflected in “engagements with the people of Assam”. NPF Kohima: NPF Kohima has welcomed the development made by Forum for Naga Reconciliation under whose aegis the three leaders of different Naga National groups made a joint declaration of peace covenant at Chiang Mai in Thailand. NPF Secretary General K.G Kenye in a press statement stated, after much persuasion and efforts he leaders had realised the need to share the frontline in helping to resolve the ‘Indo-Naga’ political issue. GB Naghuto (Old): GB Naghuto (Old), K. Hukuto Khulu has congratulated all members of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) led by Rev. Dr. Wati Aier for their successful conduct of the meeting with leaders of all different factions at Chiangmai, Thailand. “This sign of covenant of reconciliation is indeed a step towards the improvement of Naga political and social issues,” stated a press release issued by the GB.

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