NPF

Dimapur, Oct. 23 (EMN): Opposition Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) has maintained that the government of India should not serve any sort of ultimatum to solve the Naga political issue.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the party asserted that mutual trust between the main players is the only answer for a meaningful solution.

Appropriate timing for a peaceful solution, it stated, should guide the ongoing peace process— keeping space for concession to some extent, if found necessary.

“We do not believe that government of India will sign another 16-point memorandum types (sic) of agreement. Because in that, the government of India signed the agreement with the go-between group leaving behind the main contenders for whom the agreement was proposed. Therefore, the said agreement failed to bring peace but more divisions. The same tragedy should never be repeated,” read the statement.

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It stated that the party always stood for an honourable, inclusive and acceptable solution. “Therefore, it welcomes the signing of the ‘framework agreement’ on August 3, 2015 between the government of India and NSCN (IM). The party also welcomed the joining of the seven NNPGs in the peace process towards the later part of 2017.

“The NPF is pain (sic) to see the Indo-Naga political issue, having 22 years of dialogue, is heading to a deadlock with the NSCN (IM) and RN Ravi the GoI interlocutor who now is the governor of Nagaland, maintaining their respective stands accusing one another through media, hinting possible deadlock,” read the statement.

Another mistake, it stated, will be very costly for not only one faction or group but also for everyone involved in the process.

~EMN

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