Naga factions nod to 'no verbal duel'
Source: The Sangai Express / Newmai News Network

Dimapur, June 10 2010: The three Naga armed organisations namely, the NSCN-IM, the NNC/FGN and the NSCN-K (GPRN/NSCN) have pledged and resolved not to issue any statement to the media against each other anymore, which is detrimental to the Naga reconciliation process, in Dimapur today.

The Joint Working Group of the three Naga underground outfits and the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) met today in Dimapur to reflect and constructively engage on issues related to Naga reconciliation.

Emphasizing the importance of respecting the spirit of Naga reconciliation, the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) reached out to the Naga people with the message, that any publication either in the print or visual media detrimental to the Naga reconciliation process needed to be stopped.

Totally, with immediate effect, the FNR said tonight.

In response, the Joint Working Group of the NSCN-K (GPRN/NSCN), NNC/FGN, NSCN-IM (NSCN/GPRN) have resolved to once again reiterate not to publish any items in the printed or visual media which will injure one another, and can potentially endanger the Naga Reconciliation process.

The Joint Working Group expressed the urgency and necessity to hold a reconciliation meeting at the highest level between the signatories of the 'covenant' of Naga reconciliation at the earliest.

In a meeting of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), the members affirmed its commitment to actively pursue Naga reconciliation: A 'Journey of Common Hope', in all fairness, impartiality and mutual respect, keeping in mind the Naga common interest at its center.

The Forum for Naga Reconciliation calls upon the highest level of leadership of the signatories of the Covenant of Reconciliation to initiate a consultative mechanism that will explore all possible avenues to enable an inclusive and common Naga process to find a solution based on the political and historical rights of the Nagas, the FNR said.