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FGN seeks forgiveness from Naga people
Published on 17 Mar. 2011 12:54 AM IST
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Affirming to exhibit their sincerity towards reconciliation amongst Naga political groups, the FGN today said “sorry” to the Naga people for all their “mistakes”, and “humbly” sought forgiveness from the people.
According to FGN “kedallo” Zhopra Vero, who is also co-convenor of joint working group of three Naga political groups, the ongoing Naga reconciliation, build upon the historical and political rights, was a God given gift for the Naga people to free themselves from a past, riddled with internal strife and disunity.
“It is an opportunity given to the present Naga leaders to make right the past mistakes and unitedly protect the Naga future,” Vero said in a statement Wednesday.
Maintaining that Naga reconciliation was the best possible way for the Naga nation to understand and work for “our aspirations”, the FGN “kedallo” said it was the responsibility of every sincere and earnest Naga national groups to see that Naga reconciliation process bore fruit.
“If the reconciliation fails, the Naga future will be doomed; because it will lead to bloodshed and further division,” Vero stated.
Observing that, in this great historical undertaking, each Naga national group must realize it was dependent on the other, the FGN “kedallo” said: “We need each other.”
He also pointed out that such was the historical and political condition of the Nagas that “we derive our strength and legitimacy from each other.”
FGN also affirmed its pledge to the Naga reconciliation process, adding that “we uphold our commitment to the Covenant of Reconciliation (CoR).”
Vero said FGN sees no other way to achieve “our historical and political rights” but through national reconciliation.
Meanwhile, the “kedallo” said FGN was troubled with the recent breakout of violence in eastern Nagaland and in Pochury region.
Stating that these incidents violated the spirit of CoR and led to mistrust and suspicion, the FGN leader said such spate of violence was a shame for all Nagas when Naga leaders have before God, Naga people and international community made a solemn vow to reconcile.
“The FGN requests all Naga national groups and patriots to take up the cross of reconciliation in the spirit of forgiveness,” Vero conveyed.
Further, pointing out that Naga people have openly declared their support for highest level meeting among the top leaders, the FGN “kedallo” queried: “Is it not the duty of the Naga national groups to fulfill the wishes of the people?”
It also requested the FNR to convene without delay the top leaders of GPRN/NSCN, NSCN/GPRN and NNC/FGN, saying this meeting must decide once and for all to end all violence among Naga brothers and to take the reconciliation process to its final stage.
“The FGN encourages the FNR to be resolute in its approach and wise in its dealings,” Vero said.
Meanwhile, the FGN has appealed to the Naga people not to be tired in its support and prayer for the success of the re conciliation process.

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