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NSCN-IM, NNPGs, Naga Hoho express appreciations : 'Breakthrough' in peace process hailed
Source: The Sangai Express / Newmai News Network

Dimapur, November 01 2019: The NSCN-IM said tonight "God has answered prayers of everyone "across Nagalim"' and added that they are now able to take "positive steps towards final solution." In a statement issued to Newmai News Network tonight, the NSCN-IM said, "The chief negotiator Mr Th Muivah along with his delegates on behalf of National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) extends their profound gratitude and appreciation to every individual, Church, forum, convention, associations, National workers, prayer center/group, civil society, etc.

across Nagalim and beyond for your unceasing prayers".

It added, "They know for sure that God has answered your prayers and they are now able to take positive steps towards a final solution".

The NSCN-IM stated that its negotiating team "earnestly" appealed to everyone to continue upholding both the negotiating parties in "your prayers so that the twenty two (22) years Indo- Naga peace talk is gracefully concluded before long".

Besides others, the statement said that its negotiating team expressed its sincere thanks to Nagaland Joint Christian Forum (NJCF) and Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) "for rising to the occasion with their steering role".

Also feeling elated, Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) appreciated the "understanding" arrived at between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM).

"The Working Committee (WC) of NNPGs believes that the NSCN(IM) leadership has opted for peace and adopted a practical and realistic approach in arriving at a conclusion of negotiations by accepting the reality of the time," a statement of the NNPGs said.

The statement said, "In the course of negotiations between NNPGs and the Government of India, the latter had also endorsed the usage of Naga emblem/flag specifically for cultural identity within Naga homeland".

According to the NNPGs, the Naga flag is a political symbol and cannot be confined to socio-cultural activities.

"Therefore, together in one voice, Nagas would pursue it politically and democratically".

The NNPGs then added, "The flag, since the dawn of Naga political consciousness, has ever been an expression of our political identity and aspirations".

In a separate statement, the Naga Hoho also expressed happiness on the development.

"The talks culminated in a peaceful atmosphere with mutual understanding from all the parties which has been the desire of the Naga people," the the Naga Hoho said in a statement.

It said that fear and uncertainty have been looming large in the minds of the Naga people when the much waited final pact was in a deadlock.

"However, Naga Hoho is highly elated to have learnt that the differences have been worked out on October 31 in New Delhi".

The Naga Hoho congratulated Interlocutor RN Ravi and NSCN (I-M) leadership for arriving at a "mutual understanding".

The Naga Hoho also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister, Amit Shah for having the "resoluteness" to solve the Indo-Naga political issue.

"The dream and desire of the Naga people for permanent peace and tranquillity in our Naga homeland will soon become a reality by paving a way forward for the future," it said.

The Naga Hoho also appreciated all the civil societies, mass-based organisations, Churches and the Naga people for their "constant" support and prayers.

The Nagalim for Christ, a Council of Nagalim Churches has also thanked God for enabling the NSCN and the Government of India to continue the peace process for a final solution.


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