Kohima, Mar 15: Nagaland Governor P B Acharya today said that the state government would continue to take active part in facilitating the ongoing peace process between the union government and the Naga underground groups.
"The state government shall continue to take active part in facilitating the peace process," the governor said in his address on the first day of the five-day budget session of the state Assembly here.
The governor also appealed to all sections of the society to be large hearted and supportive of the peace process for the sake of the future generation.
"The consultation process among the various stake holder groups is going on actively after the signing of the Framework Agreement by the Government of India and the NSCN(IM) on August 3, 2015," Acharya said.
However, he regretted that the unilateral abrogation of ceasefire by NSCN(K) in March 2015 had caused much anxiety among the Naga people, because of which the state government and the civil society had been appealing to the Centre and NSCN(K) to resume the ceasefire.
"My government appreciates the joint efforts of the apex tribal organisations -- Naga Hoho and Eastern Naga Peoples Organisation, who, on the request of the Parliamentary Working Committee (PWC) of the Nagaland Legislators Forum, went to Myanmar in the month of February and conveyed to the authorised representatives of NSCN(K) the desire of the state government and the people for resumption of ceasefire," he said.
Acharya also lauded the efforts of PWC in meeting the Central leaders of various political parties in July last year and February this year seeking their support for an early political settlement.
Claiming that while the law and order situation in the State has been largely peaceful during the period, the governor decried the unfortunate murder of an innocent couple near Shamator in Tuensang district on February 6 last, which led to problems in Kiphire, Pungro and Shamtor areas.
"Safety of the minority community in any area should be the prime concern of the majority community of that area," he said, adding that the tendency of exacting revenge must be avoided and the law should be allowed to take its own course.