Wednesday, February 21, 2024

PAC plea on CFMG/CFSB chairman

Chairman of Political Affairs Committee (PAC) and co-convener of DAN Alliance, Dr. TM Lotha, has urged the Government of India to immediately appoint a regular chairman of both Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) and Cease Fire Supervisory Board (CFSB) to monitor implementation of ceasefire ground rules on day to day basis.
Dr. Lotha in a press release said after Lt Gen (Retd) RV Kulkarni relinquished his post as chairman of CFMG and CFSB, the Government of India was yet to appoint a regular chairman.
The PAC chairman said despite having ceasefire monitoring mechanisms, there had been reports of violence of ceasefire ground rules by factions.
“And when the state is passing through such a crucial phase and is at the cross roads, the role of the Chairman of such two cease fire monitoring groups is extremely vital in order to constantly supervise and monitor the ground rules of the cease fires whether they are properly observed,” he added.
He said the appointment of CFMG/CFSB chairman on temporary basis only showed the insincerity of the Government of India towards solving the Naga issue. Lotha also suggested that the chairman should be stationed either at Kohima or Dimapur.

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