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Published on 16 Jul. 2010 12:24 AM IST
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Lending emphasis to the current reconciliation process among Naga nationalist groups, both the GPRN/NSCN and the NNC/FGN have united “unconditionally” on July 15 at Monyukshu town, Konyak region said a release issued by the MIP,GPRN/NSCN .
It said the unity was “perhaps the power of God Almighty on display bringing enemies together” adding it was “what Naga people have been praying and hoping for”. Meanwhile, a joint statement issued by the GPRN/NSCN’s MIP and FGN’s Rali Wali, said the “historic” meeting between the top leaders of two groups culminated into making a “solemn Pledge and a Joint Declaration in the interest of the Nagas.”
“The unprecedented positive chapter in the history of the Naga political struggle was gloriously written by the top Naga leaders from GPRN/NSCN and NNC/FGN on 15th July 2010 at Monyukshu town, Konyak Region,” it stated. The joint declaration was signed by FGN Kedahge “brig. (retd.)” S Singnya, GPRN/NSCN “ato kilonser” N. Kitovi Zhimomi, FGN vice president Zhopra Vero, “c-in-c” of GPRN/NSCN “gen” Khole, “dy c-inc” of FGN “major gen.” T.M Rhakho and NPAC, NSCN convener Azheto Chophi
“Today the GPRN/NSCN under Chairman SS Khaplang and NNC/ FGN headed by Brig. (Retd.) S Singnya decided to understand each other at Monyakshu in Konyak Region,” the press statement said. Stating that this was perhaps the power of God Almighty on display bringing enemies together, the statement said this (reconciliation) was what Naga people have been praying and hoping for. “We are proud to announce that Reconciliation and Unity is really happening in Nagaland,” it said.
The statement said it was a triumph of the Naga spirit seeking new meaning to “our tumultuous political journey” and also a “fulfillment of the Naga people’s desire to seek a common approach based on recognition and entrenchment of our inalienable right to exist as a nation with our own political identity.” They further termed it as “historic moment borne out of the common desire” to raise the “Naga political struggle” to higher ground and onto “logical conclusion.”
We do, hereby, solemnly pledge ourselves before God and the Naga people to unite in principle unconditionally. We shall remain committed bound by the spirit and principle of the Covenant of Reconciliation, on this day the 15th of July, 2010 at Monyakshu conclave.
Whereas, upholding and implementing the commitment of the Covenant of Reconciliation signed by Brig. (Retd.) S. Singnya, the President of the NNC/FGN, messers S.S Khaplang and Isak Chishi Swu, Chairman of the GPRN/NSCN and NSCN/GPRN respectively, and in response to the aspiration of the Naga people, the FGN and the GPRN, on this day the 15th July 2010, do hereby commit ourselves to unite in principle unconditionally at the Monyakshu conclave and unanimously resolve to evolve a common platform with equal participation of our people to expedite final settlement of the Naga political issue.

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