Sunday, May 28, 2023

GNF, Ex-PAN welcome signing of ‘September Joint Accordant’

Global Naga Forum (GNF) and Ex-Parliamentarian Association of Nagaland (Ex-PAN) have welcomed the signing of the “September Joint Accordant” between the NSCN (I-M) and Working Committee (WC) NNPGs on September 14, 2022 in the presence of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR).
GNF through its media cell lauded FNR for facilitating “yet another milestone” in the Naga people’s struggle for self-determination. The forum said that FNR, this time, not only brought together two “seemingly irreconcilable and uncompromising faction”, but got them down to action to agree, commit and resolve to complement rather that work against one another.
GNF stated that the joint concordant could not have come at a better time—a period of darkness “engulfing the Naga skies, where nothing seemed right and possible!”
It said that Nagas have proved the world wrong again and have shattered the myth that Naga people were “sorely divided and can never reconcile our differences.” Further, GNF said that the move came at a crucial juncture when Naga society, economy and polity were shredded of any purpose, meaning or direction—by misinformation, propaganda and one-upmanship. It hoped that the spirit of forgiveness would continue to sweep the hearts and minds of all Naga leaders with fortitude. GNF affirmed support to the “sacred and solemn commitments” made in the joint concordant. The forum assured to leave no stone unturned to contribute its bit in building upon and strengthening the foundation being laid on solid ground.
GNF prayed that the leaders of NPGs would double up their efforts to “make up for the lost years and decades by getting down to action to pave the way for a renewed Naga Nation.”
ExPAN: Ex-Parliamentarian Association of Nagaland (Ex-PAN) president Joshua Sumi and vice president Medokul Sophie asserted that the re-affirmation “to work together in the spirit of love” amidst confusion and despair of the Naga public have renewed “our hope to see light at the end of the tunnel.”
Ex-PAN has acknowledged the wisdom and the courage of risk taking by both parties in order to come to this agreement, when Nagas were in need of true and compassionate leaders, who could lead Nagas with a sense of purpose in achieving “our common goal.”
Ex-PAN has urged upon the leaders to remain firm and true to the commitments by exhibiting the collective aspiration of the Nagas. Further, the ex-parliamentarian lauded the role of “Core Committee of Naga Political Issue” (CCNPI), which gave “tireless efforts” to bring back hope to the Nagas by bringing NSCN (I-M) in agreeing to resume talks with the government of India. Ex-PAN urged upon all the Naga political groups and government of India to be committed to bring a final solution without delay.


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