Tuesday, June 6, 2023

NSF, NGBF welcome signing of ‘September Joint Accordant’

Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) and Nagaland GB Federation (NGBF) have welcomed the signing of ‘September Joint Accordant’ by NSCN (I-M) and WC, NNPGs at a meeting held at Sovima on September 14, 2022 in the presence of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR).
In a press release, NSF president Kegwayhun Tep and general secretary Süpuni Ng Philo said that the federation heartily welcomed the “historic agreement” facilitated by FNR. NSF appreciated the “wisdom of our nationalists’ leaders” for responding to the call of the Naga people “to come together, through the healing of the spirits, and collectively assert the legitimate rights of our people.” NSF said that the accord was “a reaffirmation that our future is in good hands.”
The federation also expressed gratitude to the FNR for bringing about “this historic accord by actively liaising with the different Naga Political groups.”
NSF stated that FNR’s “ceaseless efforts” to ensure that the spirit of true brotherhood and oneness prevails amongst the different groups would be remembered and treasured by “every single soul who will eventually inherit the solution.”
The federation has expressed hope that the accord inked with ‘the spirit of love’ would achieve its goal of ‘peace and respect and resolve outstanding issues’ between the groups sooner than later. “This will only be possible through the sincere and concerted efforts of the parties to the accord and the active support of all the stakeholders,” NSF said.
Meanwhile, the federation has assured the Naga people that it would exercise prudence in its thoughts, speech and actions “as we collectively strive to mitigate and defeat all divisive elements that threaten to disrupt the process of our nation building.”
NGBF: Nagaland GB Federation (NGBF) has extended “profound gratitude and appreciation” on the signing of “September Joint Accordant” and reaffirmation of June 13, 2009 “Covenant of Reconciliation” and affirmed to support and endorse the move.
NGBF through its media cell stated that “To work together in the spirit of love, and desist from all form of armed violence” was the motto that the Gaon Burahs have been praying for.
Stating that peace was of paramount importance for the Nagas, the NGBF said the Nagas have shed “enough blood among ourselves.”
NGBF said its “greatest concern” has been put to rest by the signing of the “September Joint Accordant” and thanked NSCN (I-M) leaderships led by “Gen. (Redt)” VS Atem and WC, NNPGs led by co-ordinator Alezo Venuh.
The federation also thanked FNR led by Rev. Dr.Wati Aier for the successful mission initiated for the interest of the Nagas.
NGBF has appealed to the Nagas to support the effort made by FNR and Naga political groups for bringing “lasting peace in our land.”


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