Kohima, Aug 3: The apex civil societies in Nagaland welcomed the signing of the 'historic peace accord' between the government of India and NSCN-IM today.
Naga Hoho president P Chuba OZukum said "We are happy and welcome the accord but we need to see its contents before making further comments."
Eastern Nagaland Peoples Organisation (ENPO) president S Khoiwang said "If they have signed the accord, which is acceptable to all section of Naga people, we welcome it, but it is not then the accord will be rejected."
Naga Mothers Association president Abei-u Meru said "We want peace and we are happy that the peace accord has been signed but we cannot comment anything unless we go through the contents of the accord."
Nevertheless, there are mixed reactions on social media. While some hailed the signing of the accord, there are equally voices of dissent and anger particularly from the younger generation Nagas of Nagaland on being kept in the dark about the accord. Nagaland is rife with speculations about the contents of the accord.