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No solution is likely to be achieved unless Nagas are united for common goal: Niki

Niki Sumi (seated 3rd from Right) and Sothern Naga tribal leaders based in Dimapur

The collective leadership of the NSCN/GPRN led by Niki Sumi met tribal leaders of the Dimapur based Southern Naga civil society organizations during a coordination meeting held on Monday.

By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent

There must be “unity amongst all Nagas” to achieve a common goal and tribal leaders must unite all “Naga political groups”. No solution can be found unless Nagas, irrespective of boundary demarcations are united for one common goal.

This was stated by NSCN/GPRN president Niki Sumi on Monday while holding a coordination meeting with a delegation of Dimapur based Southern Naga civil society organizations comprising of Southern Naga Union, Poumai Hoho, Tangkhul Naga Long, Mao Naga Union, Maram Naga Union, Lamkang Naga Union, Maring Naga Union, Moyon Naga Union, Thangal Naga Union and Anal Naga Union.

Terming the meeting “conducive and fruitful”,  Niki Sumi said if leaders can bring the Naga people together, there will be “weightage” to Naga people’s voice for resolving the political struggle.

Emphasizing on the objective “unity first and solution second”, Niki Sumi reaffirmed NSCN/GPRN’s stand on peace and unity among all sections of the Naga society.

Ato Kilonser of the group Starson Lamkang appreciated the positive response of the Southern Naga public leaders and said that Naga people must do away with their “egos” and work together in the interest of the people. He later called upon the leaders to be “ambassadors of peace and unity”.

According to a press release issued by MIP, representatives of Southern Nagas drew a consensus on the fact that Nagas have fought together for their rights and there was a need to resolve “differences and remain united to achieve the dreams and aspirations of the Naga people”.
The tribal leaders also denounced all forms of violence which is against “peace and well-being” of the people. They stressed on the “lack of sincerity and commitment of the leaders and difference of ideas among the leaders” and stated that if this continued, the people would remain confused.

Appreciating the stand and the commitment of the NSCN/GPRN, the tribal leaders expressed the hope that “almighty God would surely answer the prayers of the Naga people for peace and unity to prevail and for a long lasting solution to the Naga political movement”.
Earlier, the meeting chaired by secretary NSCN/GPRN Inovi Naga began with an invocation prayer by PR & NGOs Kilonser Nihokhu Sumi, while speaker, National Tatar Hoho Mhonbemo Tsanglao gave the vote of thanks.

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