Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Nagaland: NSCN (I-M) observes 25years of ‘Indo-Naga’ ceasefire

NSCN (I-M) observed the 25 years of the “Indo-Naga” ceasefire at the Mission Centre, WBCC, 7th Mile here on Monday.
According to MIP, the chairman of Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG), Lt. Gen. Amarjeet Singh Bedi, attended the programme as a special invitee.
Delivering the keynote speech, “lt. gen.” (Retd.) V.S. Atem, Member Collective Leadership, NSCN and Team Leader, Cease Fire Ground Rules Review Committee (CFGRRC) said “25 years is a long period in human life and 25 years of ceasefire is not a joke.”
Atem said that many things have happened during this period, good and bad, but NSCN was still struggling to solve the problem.
According to MIP, various organizations who attended the meeting included leaders from Naga Hoho, Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO), United Naga Council (UNC), Naga Council Dimapur (NCD), Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR), Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), Naga Mother’s Association (NMA), Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), Global Naga Forum (GNF) and Tenyimi Union, Dimapur (TUD).
MIP said they all expressed concern over the long years of the “Indo-Naga” ceasefire, “which is yet to find a solution to the Naga political issue.”
The occasion was marked by releasing a booklet “25 Years of Indo-Naga Ceasefire (1997-2022)”.
It may be mentioned that the cease-fire agreement signed between Government of India and NSCN (I-M) came into effect on August 1, 1997.


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