Friday, July 1, 2022

NTC urges PM to expedite Naga solution

Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has urged the Prime Minister to expedite the resolution of the Naga peace process, saying Nagas were “impatient now on the non-resolution and the extensive policy of negotiations for a solution to the Naga political issue.”
In a representation addressed to the Prime Minister, the NTC president Toniho Yepthomi and general secretary Nribemo Ngullie said that two and a half years have passed since the dialogue between the government of India and the Naga political groups “officially culminated on ‘31st October 2019.”
NTC maintained that the dialogue had been worked out on the basis of the principles of “3rd August Framework Agreement 2015” and the “17th November 2017 Agreed Position” with status papers, which was dear to the Nagas of Nagaland in particular and the Nagas in general, but yet to see the light of the day.
It said that Nagas cannot continue to remain with anxiety and an uncertain future any longer.
Further, NTC said that several representations have been submitted, but to no avail till date.
The council also said that political parties in Nagaland were united and have formed oppositionless government under the banner of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) to facilitate peaceful political settlement in the region.
NTC said the parliamentary core committee has also resolved that the elected members were prepared to pave way as and when an inclusive, honourable and acceptable solution arrived at.
In the light of the above, NTC has urged the Prime Minister to “take an altar call” for inking the agreement of the “much expected solution” to the protracted Naga political issue within the parameters of the culminated dialogue of “31st October 2019” based on “Framework Agreement” and the “Agreed Position” as the benchmark dialogue, which was inclusive, honourable, and acceptable, without any further delay.


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