The Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) has sincerely appreciated the recent meeting between the NNPGs and the NSCN (IM) at Kolkata under the initiative of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), whereby both groups have agreed to form the ‘Council of Naga Relationships and Cooperation’.
Citing the decision as bold and outright, NPF said that Naga citizens’ “earnest prayer for unity and reconciliation is finally being answered by our Almighty God.”
It has congratulated the FNR for the initiative adding that “the achievement will be marked as the red letter day for the Naga people.”
The NPF heartily welcomed the two groups for keeping the problems of the Naga people first and agreed to come under one term with a renewed spirit of commitment to reconciliation and unity between them.
It lauded the NNPGs and NSCN-IM for prompt measures to prevent the rise above the present condition and commitment towards the values of truth, forgiveness, justice, and peace as the discerning power to help choose a shared future over the divisions of the past.
“The NPF had the hope that with this significant development and decision, the Nagas can be optimistic that our long yearning for peace and unity amongst our brothers will be a reality soon and wished both the groups the best for their next endeavor,” – informed a press release.
The press release added that “NPF was formed as a political party with the objective and foremost priority for the early resolution to the Naga political issue and the party has fervently urged upon the Government of India to hear the cries of the Naga people and expedite for an early resolution to the Naga political problem with the Naga negotiating groups to a logical conclusion that is honorable, acceptable and inclusive.”
It is worth noting that the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) have agreed to form the ‘Council of Naga Relationships and Cooperation’ to explore realistic ways for Nagas to move ahead based on Naga historical and political rights.
Led by the Convenor of NNPGs and Chairman of NSCN, this renewed spirit of commitment is an initiative undertaken by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR).
“Taking forward the September Joint Accordant, the NNPGs and NSCN are committing to the values of truth forgiveness, justice and peace as the discerning power to help us choose a shared future over the divisions of the past. We urge the Naga public to jointly participate and support this process of shaping and building this future together,” – informs an official communique.
The leaders of the NSCN-IM and NNPGs on September 14 signed the ‘September Joint Accordant’ in the interest of pursuing understanding among Nagas and incrementally progressing forward.