Naga Peace Talks: Nagaland in ‘pitiable’ condition, says NPCC

Naga Peace Talks: Nagaland in ‘pitiable’ condition, says NPCC

KOHIMA | Oct 21, 2019:

The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) said that the state is in a 'pitiable' condition and people are tired with the delay of the negotiating groups to resolve the Naga issue.

Training its guns at the NDPP-led PDA government, the Congress said, the Nagaland state Government of the day has 'completely failed' to outline the aspiration of the stakeholders that they represent. "They even don't know their own future," said NPCC president K Therie today.

During a meeting of the Political Affairs Committee of NPCC held at Chumukedima today, the Congress considered the current political developments while also appreciating the sincerity shown by government of India.

"People feel 22 years of negotiations in over 100 meetings have left no stone unturned in the discussions. The aspirations as well as the givable are known. In negotiations, it is give and take and therefore, people do not expect the solution to be one sided," said Therie.

The meeting appealed to all negotiating groups to hear the voice and aspiration of the people for peace, corruption free and progressive Nagaland. "Post solution is the hope. The problems of post solution will be gigantic for which we require an efficient, transparent, effective and committed administration. The NPCC feel that no political party should exploit but all should help to evolve a strong machinery to implement," added the NPCC president.

The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Party has also expressed its deep appreciation to all Stake holders specially the Tribal Hoho, NGBA, Churches and all other NGOs for rendering untiring and sincere efforts to explore possible avenues for 'honourable' solution.

The Congress also appealed to all the political groups engaged in the sacred task to sink their differences and unite in the interest of the Nagas and future generations.

"While hammering out the solution, contemporary political realities have to be taken into account and in the same breath preserve and protect the special provisions provided in the Constitution of India with more clarity to safeguard the legitimate rights of the people and their land and its resources. Nagaland Pradesh Congress shall render all possible support to fructify decades of negotiations into reality," said Therie.

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