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NSCN-K, NSCN-IM, FGN/NNC meet in Dimapur
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network

Dimapur, March 08 2011: A ray of hope dawns again on the already rough-weather sailed Naga reconciliation process after the NSCN-K, NSCN-IM and FGN/NNC met today in Dimapur in the presence of the members of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) and said that they 'realised in the urgency' of the highest level 'summit' of the three groups.

Here, the highest level summit means meeting of the topmost leaders of the three Naga underground organisations as part of the Naga reconcliation process.

All has not been well regarding the three years old Naga reconciliation process in recent time.

Few days ago, the NSCN faction led by S.S Khaplang and FGN/NNC had announced that their leaders chairman SS Khaplang and Kedahke Brig (Retd) S Singnya would not be participating in the forthcoming highest level summit 'in the light of the 'present unfortunate military offensive' by NSCN-IM' in eastern Nagaland.

However, on Ttuesday in Dimapur, the three groups with V.S Atem representing the NSCN-IM, C.Singson representing the NSCN-K and Zhopra Vero representing the FGN/NNC under the aegis of thev 'joint working group' of the three Naga underground organisations jointly inked another paper saying the 'highest level meeting' of the three Naga underground groups is their priority and "we will not swerve from the commitment made before God to the Naga people" .

Meanwhile, the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) under whose initiative the Naga reconciliation process started three years ago, admitted, "It is prudent on the part of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation to honestly inform the Naga public that the Naga reconciliation process has slowed down and a stalemate has been reached.

However, it is also important to declare that the GPRN/NSCN, NNC/FGN and the NSCN/GPRN remain fully committed to the Naga reconciliation process.

And so, at this very crucial juncture, the Forum for Naga Reconciliation turns to the Naga people for intervention to help break the stalemate and to encourage the Naga political groups take decisive and constructive steps forward to reconciliation" .

The Naga Reconciliation: A Journey of Common Hope has now entered into its fourth year.

The FNR said, in the last 36 months, significant and decisive steps have been taken to further the reconciliation process and to bring an end to violence among the Naga political groups.

While armed confrontation has significantly decreased, the periodic acts of violence across the Naga homeland and the circular arguments of self-justifications have constantly threatened the reconciliation process.

These have put to test the resolve and commitment of the Naga political groups to genuine reconciliation, the FNR added.

"In the course of the Naga reconciliation process, various groups at different times have violated the Covenant of Reconciliation (COR).

The Forum for Naga Reconciliation therefore urges the signatories of the COR to immediately cease the blame game and to stop attempting to prove to the public that they are sincere while the other group is insincere.

The signatories are implored to order their military to stand down and create conducive atmosphere which will enable the reconciliation process to progress with mutual trust and understanding.

The political groups need to recognize that failure to communicate to each other has often led to tensions; and hence are requested to communicate as agreed," the FNR said today.

The FNR said today until now the reconciliation process has gone as far as it can without the top leaders talking directly to each other.

But at this moment the reconciliation process demands that the highest level of leadership meet face to face to strengthen the levels of trust and to empower the reconciliation process.

While the FNR acknowledges there has been a present failure to meet at the highest level, it is nonetheless clearly evident that the top leaders of the signatories of the 'covenant of reconciliation' who are currently available must meet without any further delay to show their sincerity and to talk on how to together achieve Reconciliation on the basis of the historical and political rights of the Nagas.

Therefore to this end, the Forum for Reconciliation calls upon all Nagas wherever they are to openly come out and express their demand for the Highest level Reconciliation meeting of the top leaders who are presently available.

The FNR implores the signatories of the 'covenant of reconciliation' to respect past agreements to resolve all outstanding issues and differences through non-violence, respect and love; and The FNR said it encourages the 'highest level reconciliation' meeting to convene without delay so that the reconciliation process can advance towards it rational end.


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