Nagaland

NPF welcomes NSCN-K decision on reviving the abrogated Ceasefire agreement

NPF welcomes NSCN-K decision on reviving the abrogated Ceasefire agreement

Kohima, January 27 (NEx): Naga People’s Front (NPF) Legislature Party issued a communique appreciating the Niki Sumi led NSCN- K on reviving the abrogated Ceasefire Agreement with the Government of India.

The NPF appreciated and welcome Niki Sumi’s group of the NSCN-K for reviving the abrogated Ceasefire Agreement with the Government of India. This is the right decision at the right time when the peace process between the Government of India and the Naga negotiating groups is expected to come to a logical conclusion, it said.

NPF said that it has always been their desire that all Naga Political Groups should come together and join the dialogue for one solution and one agreement.

The communique reads, ‘After the abrogation of the Ceasefire Agreement in 2015 by the NSCN-K, the then Chief Minister, TR Zeliang during DAN-III had written to the Collective Leadership of the NSCN-K requesting the latter to come back and resume Ceasefire with the Government of India.

In 2016, the DAN-III Government sent a 6-Member Team comprising of Naga Hoho and ENPO to meet SS Khaplang, Chairman of the NSCN-K after obtaining requisite clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

The Joint Team of Naga Hoho and ENPO undertook assignment to Myanmar from January 24, 2016 till February 2, 2016. While in Myanmar, the Joint Team called on the 5 Naga MPs of Myanmar on January 26, 2016; Myanmar Union Minister, U Aungmin on January 27, 2016; and Emissary of the Ceasefire Monitoring Group, NSCN-K at Mandalay, Kyaw Win Swe on January 31, 2016’- unquote.

Furthermore, the NPF mentioned that a formal letter signed by 8 representatives and addressed to SS Khaplang, Chairman of the NSCN (K) was submitted to the Emissary, Kyaw Win Swe appealing for review and resumption of Ceasefire with the Government of India.

The Joint Team also met Vipin Sharma, the Consul at the Consulate General of India, Myanmar and highlighted before him the prevailing state of affairs. This was all initiated with the true spirit of inclusiveness to include all the Naga groups in the peace process, the communique said.

‘Today, our long revered aspiration has come true and it is firmly believed that Government of India will not miss this opportunity but come up with positive approach to settle the long protracted Naga Political issue at the earliest date possible, the NPF legislature party stated.