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Consensus for political solution:Rio
Correspondent KOHIMA, AUG 5 (NPN):
Published on 6 Aug. 2009 12:31 AM IST
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Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio urged upon the joint secretary DoNER to make the government of India acknowledge the mandate of the Naga people while calling upon Nagas not to leave the responsibility of solving the decades-old Naga political issue with the politicians alone but to collectively put their heads together for an amicable solution. He said this while speaking at the inaugural session of the second development seminar for Tuensang, Mon, Longleng & Kiphire which was held at the AIT Auditorium here Wednesday. Rio pointed out though the 16 Point Agreement was signed between the Government of India and the overground Naga People’s Convention that led to creation of Nagaland state; yet the political issue remained unresolved since the Naga underground group were not party to the agreement. He said the government of India should therefore recognize the Naga political issue for which the cease fire agreement was signed for political dialogues with the Naga underground groups. Rio also wondered if the Nagas recognize the issue and feel responsible in bringing all the different Naga underground groups together. He said Nagaland state was the second to be made a state after Assam but even after forty six years of statehood, development has suffered in Nagaland due to the unresolved Naga political issue. He said if the issue is resolved, developments will witness a quantum leap and more people would invest in Nagaland or to experience the beauty that nature had endowed with it. On the Naga political problem of Eastern Myanmar, the chief minister said that based on the Resolution No 6 of the Naga Consultative Meet (NCM) and with the consent of the prime minister and home minister of India, he had already discussed the issue with the Myanmar Ambassador to India. He discussed on the issue of taking up the plight of Eastern Nagas in Myanmar. Resolution No 6 of the NCM reads, “Naga people recognise the sufferings of our fellow Eastern Nagas in Burma/Myanmar and will work towards their recognition with a definite territory for an all round development-social, political, economic and cultural.” In this regard, the chief minister also expressed the desire that the visiting officials from various union ministries club the eastern Nagas beyond Nagaland state and include special development package beyond the border. As per record received from the Nagas in Myanmar, the chief minister revealed that there were 12 Naga tribes with 120 villages and six townships with a geographical territory of more than three times the size of the present Nagaland state. (with inputs from DIPR)

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