“Since the talks has been concluded officially on October 31, 2019, the Hon’ble Prime Minister and the Hon’ble Union Home Minister is urged upon to invite the NSCN (I-M) leaders for an early conclusion”, said the resolution adopted by Parliamentary Committee on the Naga Political Issue on Saturday.
The Parliamentary Committee on the Naga Political Issue (PC-NPI) has welcomed the “positive initiatives” being taken by the Government of India and the Working Committees of the NNPGS for the on-going dialogue between the Union government and the Naga national political groups.
This follows the adoption of a four-point resolution during a meeting held on Saturday, at 10.30 AM at the State Banquet Hall, Kohima.
Based on the resolution, the PC-NPI had also appreciated and welcomed the efforts made by Naga political groups in taking the political talks forward.
PC-NPI, while welcoming the statements and observations made by various organisations and individuals calling for unity and early solution, appealed to all sections to refrain from making statements that “may create misunderstanding and disunity, and that may stand in the way of our common and collective endeavour to achieve genuine and lasting peace”.
The Parliamentary Committee has also appealed to the negotiating parties to refer to the competencies as reflected in the Framework Agreement of August 3, 2015 signed between the Government of India and the NSCN (I-M) to arrive at a mutually acceptable definition of competencies to resolve this contentious issue at the earliest, and bring about a final solution that is honourable, acceptable and inclusive.
“Since the talks has been concluded officially on October 31, 2019, the Hon’ble Prime Minister and the Hon’ble Union Home Minister is urged upon to invite the NSCN (I-M) leaders for an early conclusion”, said the resolution adopted on Saturday.
The Parliamentary Committee also made it clear that it was not a party to the Naga political negotiations and it was playing the role of facilitator, “representing and reflecting the voice of the people; and this role will continue to be pursued in a serious manner”.
“We stand by the commitments of the constituent political parties as reflected in their respective manifestoes to pave way in the event of political solution being arrived at”, said the resolution.
The four-point resolution was signed by Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, United Democratic Alliance Chairman TR Zeliang and NPF Legislature Party leader Küzholüzo Nienü.