Waiting for full disclosure of Indo-Naga agreement — FNR
Dimapur, Feb. 15 (EMN): The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has expressed hope that once the contents of two separate agreements signed between government of India and armed Naga groups are shared in full with the Naga public, they would provide a way forward for the Nagas “from the current state of conflict, fatigue and disunity”.
The central government has signed the framework agreement with NSCN (IM) and the deed of agreement with the working committee of Naga National Political Groups.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the forum stated: “We continue to wait for both these agreements with the competencies to be shared in full with the Naga public.”
The contents of agreements, it stated, have the potential to ‘free current and future generations to exercise the Naga historical and political rights in consonance with the contemporary realities of their time’. In the meantime, Nagas must continue their pursuit of reconciliation by assuming self-responsibility and partaking in the process of healing and reconciliation without blaming others for one’s own shortcomings, the forum reminded.
“Today, in an age of accelerating political and social changes taking place in the world, and our own diverse aspirations, Naga national groups can collectively help to lead the way to a shared reality. This can be cultivated only when all conflicting parties agree to meet despite all the biased perceptions. Let us free ourselves from the suffocating culture of endless politicking and the denial that others do not exist and do not matter.
“Nagas must take the leap to move forward with creativity without departing from our historical and political rights. As Nagas, with a common political history, we need to sit down, think and act towards giving our future a chance. This responsibility of finding long-term peace belongs to all the parties concerned,” read the statement.
It appealed to all Naga national groups and the Naga people to contribute towards a culture, which nurtures and feeds the possibility for peace.