Peace talks brings alive hope among Naga people

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Kohima, Mar 15 (ANI): The recent peace talk between National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN -IM) General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivaah and the Union Government has provided hope of a solution to the decades long Naga issue.

People in Nagaland also contributed to the reconciliation process by holding public meetings. joint public meeting of three Naga political groups NNC/FGN, GPRN/NSCN and NSCN/GPRN in which people of Nagaland also participated was recently held at Dimapur District Sports Council Stadium in Nagaland to facilitate the peace talk in Delhi.

Held under the banner "A journey for common hope" and organized by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) and Joint Working Group, the meet provided a much-needed platform to bring the three warring Naga factions together for a common cause.

As part of the ongoing reconciliation process, the forum has also been meeting Naga people residing in Naga areas like Ukhrul, Senapati, Zunheboto, Mon, Wokha and Mokokchang.

"We have witnessed things that are going on. We are determined, together we will approach the Government of India for final settlement of Naga issue," said Rev. Wati Aier, Convenor, Forum or Naga Reconciliation

"It (rally) clearly shows the will is there from the people. People are willing and ready for peace in our area. Once that is established, it is just a matter of time when real peace will come to us,"said Puni Modoli, a local.

Nagas and other non-local communities who readily embraced the reconciliatory movement towards peace in the region, turned up in mammoth number to support the cause.

Discussions, prayers to almighty for the attainment of peace and songs by Oriental Theological College Choir were conducted during the meet.

"We represent the younger generation. We feel very optimistic about the future of the coming generation. We hope this reconciliation fulfills and reaches its end," said Machio, a local.

The meet attended by various Naga factions and people from all sections of the society clearly reflects the hopes and enthusiasm of the people for a positive and progressive outcome of the peace alk. By Peter Chachei (ANI)

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