NNPGs and NSCN (I-M) get support to find “realistic ways to move forward in an honorable manner without any interference from internal and external forces”.
The apex Church representing all the churches in Naga areas as much as the Naga apex bodies (11 organisations) representing all Naga cultural groups on Monday urged all individuals and organizations to avoid making statements that create further confusion and division.
The appeal was made after a meeting under the initiative of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR).
A statement issued after the meeting said that the respective organisations have learned lessons from “the immediate Naga context of being “managed” by hands from within and without” and this has taught each other’s strength and discovered ways to correct superfluity.
“Today, we are discovering the moral centre of the Naga people and fellow humanity. We are finding a communal and spiritual ecology to remake our world to generate change”, said the bodies.
The statement further said that in today’s global politics, “all stakeholders must avoid unsolved conflict to overload political systems, in context, multiplying economic demands, empowering new births, and situational politics of short fixes with sudden shifts have never been productive”. READ Full Text of the statement here: YES TO – Final-1
The Naga bodies said that they were “dedicated and acted” and hence decided to congratulate the NNPGs and the NSCN (I-M) on their historical commitment to form the “Council of Naga Relationships and Cooperation” led by the convener of NNPGs and the chairman of NSCN (I-M).
Declaring their “unconditional commitment to collaborate on the basis of our respective agreement with immediate effect for the resolution of the Naga historical and political rights with the Government of India”, the organisations said that they fully supported the NNPGs and NSCN’s determination and “empower them to find realistic ways to move forward in an honorable manner without any interference from internal and external forces”.
The Naga bodies also resolved to call upon Naga people to find “deep connection” with one another and to form a collective speech and function as a whole in strengthening the commitment “to explore, at the earliest, realistic ways to move forward on the basis of Naga historical and political right,” as marked in “Nagas are Moving Ahead,” dated, January 14, 2023.
The representatives of the Naga bodies call upon “all believers in Christ to support prayer programs organized by churches and prayer centers for peace and harmony and triumph over the evils of hate, violence and malicious agenda. We urge all the followers of Christ in faith to wage the test of antagonism and intercede to God for truth and righteousness to prevail”.
“The history of the Naga political movement demonstrates that all life is a convergence—in hunger for inter-relationship as well as for purpose and meaning to our destiny. Today our past is offering us the gift to change. To this we have resolved to work with immediate effect”, said the statement.