CCP lauds Naga MLAs, MPs
Source: The Sangai Express

Kohima, June 25 (NNN): The Consultative Committee for Peace (CCP) today resolved to press both the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) to extend the ongoing ceasefire which expires on July 31 so as to give more chance for the ongoing peace dialogue to succeed.

The CCP, in its meeting held at the Nagaland Chief Minister's residential office today, also urged the Indian Government to show absolute transparency and sincerity with regard to the ongoing peace talks and to bring an early solution to the five-decades-old Naga political problem in a manner acceptable to the Naga people.

It also reiterated its stand on the need for integration of all contiguous Naga areas as the first step towards solution of the Naga political problem.

Towards this, it appreciated the Naga MPs and MLAs of Manipur State for their unequivocal support to the integration of the Naga homeland in their memorandum dated May 27, 2005, which was submitted to the PM and the United Naga Council of Manipur State, and congratulated them on their bold stand and efforts towards the cause of the integration of the Naga homeland.

It further appreciated the contributions of the tribal Hohos, churches, civil societies, the various political parties and NGOs towards the peace process and appealed to them to work together unitedly for strengthening the peace process and for the greater interest of the Nagas.

It also appealed to the Govt of India to respect the feelings and democratic aspirations of the Nagas for integration of the Naga homeland.

Also, reiterating its stand to maintain equi-closeness with all underground groups and to play the role of facilitator to the peace process by creating a conducive atmosphere for an early solution to the Naga issue, the CCP appealed to all underground Naga groups to abide by the ceasefire ground rules, to end fratricidal killings and to come together and work for the common goal, "that is peace with honour".