Thursday, March 30, 2023

NDPP, TNR welcome signing of ‘September Joint Accordant’

Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) and The Naga Rising (TNR) have welcomed and appreciated the signing of the “September Joint Accordant” between NSCN/GPRN and Working Committee NNPGs on September 14, 2022 in the presence of Forum for Naga Reconciliation.
NDPP through its media & communication committee expressed confidence that such a public declaration would be truly followed in letter and in spirit.
The party said that the declaration also showed the sincerity, dedication, efforts and sacrifices that were being made by the negotiating parties in trying to bring about a final solution and settlement of the decades old “Indo-Naga” political issue. NDPP prayed that the Almighty God will continue to give all of them wisdom and understanding as they work to bringing lasting peace to the people and the land.
Further, NDPP appealed to all the stakeholders to continue to uphold the negotiating parties in prayers and stand in solidarity that a final solution, which is inclusive, honourable and acceptable to everyone, comes about at the earliest.
TNR: Describing as “the defining moment of the year 2022 for the Naga people” the signing of the “September Joint Accordant”, The Naga Rising stated that “this turnaround” was what the Nagas have been longing and praying for—to stand together as one people and work with a unity of purpose towards “our rightful place.”
TNR convenor Along Longkumer and secretary Khriezodilhou Yhome extended appreciation to FNR team under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Wati Aier for successfully mediating between Naga political groups (NPGs) despite the “existing trust deficit and divisions.”
It also lauded the humility and courage exhibited by leaders of NSCN (I-M) and NNPGs to have come out in public to admit that they have ‘differences’, yet displaying the foresight to engage in dialogue and committing to move forward in nation building.
TNR welcomed the resolve of NPGs to honour the “Covenant of Reconciliation” of June 13, 2009 signed by late Isak Chishi Swu, late SS Khaplang and “Brig (Retd)” S. Singnya, saying that the move has instilled new hope in the midst of the present confusion and divide. TNR, however, said that much expectation remained on the NPGs to put words into action and to fulfil the public resolve made on September 14, 2022.


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