FNR’s ceaseless efforts praised
Dimapur, September 20 (MExN): The Naga Hoho, United Naga Council (UNC) and Tangkhul Union Dimapur (TUD) today joined others in acknowledging and appreciating the “September Joint Accordant” signed on September 14.
The Accordant was signed between the NSCN (IM) represented by Gen (Rtd) VS Atem and the Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC, NNPGs) represented by Alizo Venuh.
Calling the signing ‘historic,’ the Naga Hoho said the need of the hour for the Naga people is to unify and consolidate their position during these difficult times.
“It is the cry of every Naga soul for unity and reconciliation in true spirit and therefore, the September Accordant has given another ray of hope and confidence to the people,” it stated.
A press release from Naga Hoho President HK Zhimomi and General Secretary, K Elu Ndang also praised the Naga Reconciliation (FNR) for its effort in enabling the signing of the historic Accord.
It further appealed to all the Naga political groups to stand by its commitment in letter and spirit.
“The political settlement can only come about if and only if we earnestly pursue together with mutual respect and understanding. May the ‘September Joint Accordant’ bring about lasting peace and understanding among the Naga family,” it added.
Meanwhile, the UNC also appreciated the leaderships of NSCN (IM) and WC, NNPGs for taking the “bold steps in the interest of the Naga people as one Nation, one People.” It also hailed the FNR for their ceaseless and tireless efforts.
“With this, we hope with confidence that the light of the day will soon be seen,” the Council stated in a press release.
Accordingly, the UNC “seriously” appealed both the NSCN (IM) and WC, NNPGs to be “more honest to their words and commitments in the interest of the Naga people.”
“It is a high time on their parts to rethink that because of our own internal differences has hunted us down all of us to this lowest ebb of our political position and we are all responsible for whatever the outcome it is today,” the UNC stated .
It also appealed to the Naga public to be “more prudent and just in our political prospective” at this point of time.
The TUD also expressed its appreciation to the initiative that culminated in the signing of the Accordant between the NSCN (IM) and the WC, NNPGs, with active facilitation from the FNR.
“The FNR has been valiantly soldiering on and this is an unmistakable testament of its remarkably strong character and noble objectives. We are fortunate to have such a forum in our midst,” stated the TUD in a press release from its President Ayo Vashum.
Although elated over this latest effort at reconciliation, the TUD also reminded that it would “be reduced to another drab and mundane exercise in the absence of any concrete action from the groups involved.”
“It is therefore our fervent appeal to everyone involved that they put their hearts and minds to what they have agreed,” it said.
“May this serve as the ideal trigger to reactivate the points of reconciliation that was agreed upon in the Covenant of Reconciliation of 2009,” and “reignite our passion and commitment to peace, brotherhood and mutual understanding,” it added.
Among others, the signatories of the ‘September Joint Accordant’ pledged to honor the Covenant of Reconciliation (CoR) of June 13, 2009 in “letter and spirit” and guard against all rifts that would further divide the Nagas.