NTC welcomes resumption of talks between Ravi, WC

DIMAPUR, AUG 6 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/6/2020 12:09:50 PM IST

Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has welcomed the resumption of talks between Centre’s interlocutor and governor RN Ravi and Working Committee of Naga National Political Groups (WC, NNPGs) at Chümoukedima on July 14.  Council’s president Toniho Yepthomi and general secretary Nribemo Ngullie in a release said the resumption of negotiations was a step towards achieving solution through agreement. 

They said negotiations were history in the making and added that the council felt that time has now come for a new dispensation to usher in a new era of peace and tranquillity in the land. 

They therefore once again urged the negotiators to expedite the process and bring it to its logical conclusion that is acceptable and honourable to all within a definite time frame.

NTC appreciates the dedication and sincerity of the governor for taking initiatives to usher in peace and security in Nagaland and wished him Godspeed in his noble endeavour. 

It also congratulated him on his successful completion of one year in Office on August 1 and wished him good health and wisdom of the Almighty God on his way forward.

The council further appealed to security forces and NPGs to strictly adhere to the laid down ceasefire ground rules.

Lamenting that the ongoing negotiations between the Naga political groups (NPGs) and the Government of India (GoI) had been going on for the last 23 years without arriving at any conclusion, NTC said this had created anxiety and an atmosphere of uncertainty was looming over the issue, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As the Nagas had become impatient over how long they would have to continue living in uncertainty, the council said it was imperative that real peace was ushered in “our land” through a political solution.

The release noted that there had been significant achievements during the political negotiations between the Centre and NPGs, the first being the Framework Agreement signed between GOI and NSCN (I-M) on August 3, 2015 while the second was the preamble signed between GOI and WC of NNPGs on November 17, 2017. 

As both the agreements have reportedly agreed for successfully resolving the Indo-Naga political issue by October 31, 2019 while “all unresolved matters shall be pursued through democratic political process post-solution”, NTC called upon all signatories of the agreements to honour their commitment. 



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