Consultative Meeting on Naga political issue adopts six resolutions

The meeting held in Kohima was participated by leaders of various civil society and church organizations.

The Thursday consultative meeting on Naga political issue convened by the Nagaland government and participated by leaders of various civil society and church organizations adopted several resolutions. The meeting was held at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat Conference Hall, Kohima.

“The State Government of Nagaland held a consultative meeting of tribal hohos, mass based organizations, civil societies, church organizations, political parties, NGOs and prominent individuals to discuss the Naga political issue and the ongoing political negotiations and peace talks between the Government of India and the Naga nationalist political organizations…” said the introduction of the resolution paper.

After an “intensive and extensive deliberations and discussions, the meeting unanimously adopted resolutions. The first resolution “appreciates the Government of India for acknowledging the unique history of the Nagas and for recognizing the Naga issue as a political issue”.

The second resolution “acknowledges the sacrifices and contributions of the nationalist workers in the course of the Naga political journey and towards the Naga political cause”.

The third resolution “expresses gratitude to the civil societies and the church for consistent support towards the Naga cause and making constant efforts towards reconciliation and oneness”.

The fourth resolution “affirms our commitment to continuously work towards a political settlement based on Naga historical and political rights to determine our future on the unique history and position of the Nagas”.

The fifth resolution “urges the Naga political groups to honour and respect the Covenant of Reconciliation and maintain the sanctity of non-violence in letter and spirit for a shared Naga future as members of one Naga family”.

The sixth resolution appealed to the "negotiating groups to come together under a spirit of oneness, mutual trust and understanding with sincerity and commitment towards achieving one solution for one people as early as possible".

The meeting then affirmed to relentlessly work in a collective and unified manner with one voice so as to facilitate the peace process and strengthen the negotiations for early realization of the desired one solution in a transparent manner.

Sources said about 200 leaders attended the meeting.

First Published:Oct. 15, 2020, 10:39 p.m.

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