Naga citizens’ group meets to bring NSCN (IM) and NNPG under one umbrella

Naga citizens' group meets to bring NSCN (IM) and NNPG under one umbrella

Guwahati: Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), a group of citizens in Nagaland, has taken the initiative to bring insurgent organizations NSCN (IM) and NNPG under one umbrella for an early resolution of the Naga political issue.

While the NNPG is an umbrella organization of seven militant outfits and has been in favor of a final peace deal since November 2017, the NSCN-IM under the leadership of Thuingaleng Muivah has pushed the peace process by raising the twin bogeys of a separate Naga constitution. was given a red flag.
At the initiative of FNR, several social workers and leaders of top NGOs and civil societies met in Dimapur on Saturday, and decided to bring the two warring parties on a common platform.

FNR said in a statement, “The Naga people will fully support us in this reconciliation process for the NSCN and the NNPGs to find common ground and mutually agree on a cooperative relationship based on Naga historical and political rights to move forward.” can be done.” FNR said in a statement.
“….Naga people must change by working with hope and recognizing each other as common people,” FNR added.

Earlier on September 14, NSCN-IM and NNPG leaders held a meeting to jointly take forward the dialogue process with the Centre.
At the end of the September 14 meeting, a joint statement of agreement clearly laid out a roadmap.

“To chart a way forward, we (NNPG and NSCN-IM) are committed to peace and respect and to resolve outstanding issues between us,” a statement said.
The two sides have more than three decades of rivalry. Basically, these wars used to happen because the NSCN(IM) was led by Meowa and the late Isak Chishi Swu from the hills of Manipur where the Tangkhul and other Naga tribes live.

The NNPG is led by N. Kitovi Zhimomi, a Sema Naga from Zunheboto district of Nagaland state.

Kitovi was a lieutenant of the late SS Khaplang, the Hemi Naga rebel leader originally from Myanmar.

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