Indo-Naga issue: NGBF asks PM to take all stakeholders on board


DIMAPUR, AUGUST 7 (MExN): The Nagaland GBs Federation (NGBF) has written to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi laying down what it termed were “pertinent Indo-Naga issues which must be implemented practically and honestly for comprehensive permanent peace solution.”


In a letter to the Prime Minister, the NGBF appealed to the Government of India to take on board all concerned stakeholders at the earliest while working towards a solution to the Indo-Naga issue.


The Indo-Naga issue, it asserted, is based on Naga Sovereignty and integration. “Therefore Government of India should be very clear and direct to this approach,” it said.


The federation appreciated the Government of India and NSCN (IM) for the “historic move pertaining to Indo- Naga political issue i.e. the August 3, 2015 Framework” and for “diligently working in bringing a permanent peace.”


It however said that the NGBF is skeptical of Framework Agreement pertaining to geographical demarcation. “We fear that there will be a serious political and social ramification which will not be in the interest of public and Government of India. Therefore we request the Government of India to be very practical and sincere concerning this issue,” it appealed.


Invite Working Group (NNPG)
for preliminary round of dialogue
The NGBF also pointed to the formation of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPG) Working, which includes the GPRN/NSCN, NSCN (Reformation), NNC (Parent Body), NNC/FGN, NNC/GDRN and NNC/NPGN.


“This unity move of armed political groups is unprecedented and welcomed by the people of Nagaland,” the NGBF stated and acknowledged that the Working Group has “thoroughly deliberated with all apex tribal bodies and apex civil societies in Nagaland on present socio-political condition confronting the Nagas.”


It asked that the Government of India to “officially invite the Working Group for preliminary round of dialogue at the earliest.”


Do not ignore NSCN (K)
The NGBF also said that the Government of India should not ignore the NSCN (K) and conclude the final solution. “Ignorance of NSCN (K) will give birth to a new conflict which will worsen the Naga political Situation. Therefore we seek the government of India to revive the ceasefire with NSCN (K) and take on board for final and permanent solution,” it urged.