Ink agreement without delay: NGBF
Nagaland GB Federation (NGBF) has welcomed the four-point resolution adopted by the Parliamentary Core Committee on Naga Political Issue (PCCoNPI) on July 16, 2022, saying the resolution came “at a right time” for the people of Nagaland.
In a press release, NGBF president Sahlem Konyak, general secretary Shikuto Zalipu and media secretary Akhu Naga said that the four-point resolution was “essentially an unmistakable appeal” to the Government of India to sign the agreement with Naga negotiating groups, which “formally concluded political talks on 31st October 2019.”
Since the elected representatives of Nagaland have officially promised to facilitate and pave the way in the event of a political solution, NGBF expressed belief that it was “an appropriate moment” for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fulfill his assurance to the Naga people.
Maintaining that the political leadership of India was “now a torchbearer of the democratic world”, the federation said the solution to “Indo-Naga” political problem would add to the statesmanship and stature of India. NGBF has, therefore, urged the government of India to “ink an acceptable and honorable Indo-Naga political agreement without further delay.”
NTC calls for early solution
Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has urged upon the Central government to immediately conclude the Naga peace process by reaching a solution on the basis of conclusion of the peace talks on October 31, 2019 before the 2023 State Assembly elections.
The council in a press release said the objective of Naga Political Groups (NPGs) entering into ceasefire with the Government of India, and under which peaceful environment had prevailed for years, was to arrive at a logical solution. All those official engagements between the entities were not indeed meant for futile exercise, it stressed.
While Naga people had now become weary and impatient in view of the political solution being overdue, NTC appreciated the timely interjection of the four-point resolution of the Parliamentary Committee on Naga Political Issue (PCNPI) as one of the facilitators.
It welcomed each point of the resolution and congratulated the 60 MLAs for having rightly encouraged and admonished the political negotiators.