NSCN/GPRN hopeful of ‘outside the box’ solution with India

Dimapur, May 26 (MExN): The NSCN/GPRN said today that the Indo-Naga political dialogue will be completing its 14th year and the initiatives to find lasting peace through an honourable negotiated political settlement that is acceptable to both is still on top of the agenda to both the entities in the political negotiation. An MIP press note stated that solution through mutual respect for each other’s rights is unquestionable and the only right approach. It stated the assurance of Dr. Manmohan Singh for a solution “outside the box” indicated “a great amount of seriousness”. Further it added that the recognition of the unique history and situation of the Nagas was basically one of the most realistic steps towards seeking a realistic political solution.
 At this point of time the NSCN/GPRN said that the right time has come again to receive counsel and advice from internationally renowned experts in the field of human rights, conflict resolutions, constitutional and legal matters, peace negotiations et cetera. “And in view of that the NSCN invited the committed professionals to facilitate and enlighten the Nagas in initiating / developing principles that will help resolve the political conflict between the government of India and the NSCN,” the outfit said in the statement.
 The consultative meeting with the advisers that began on May 21 continued till May 25, the NSCN/GPRN disclosed. “Lt. Gen (Rtd.) VS. Atem who moderated the welcome meeting stated that the NSCN had left no stone unturned to find peaceful solution to the Indo-Naga conflict and that they are still committed towards that end.
The NSCN Chairman, Isak Chishi Swu noted that the completion of 13 years negotiation indicates the seriousness of both the organization and the Naga people in the process of the political negotiation with the government of India,” the MIP note stated.
 Th. Muivah, general secretary stated that the Nagas were extremely fortunate to have all the committed and gifted international experts who had made themselves available to help in the peace process, informed the MIP press communiqué. He stated that there can be no mistakes, both for the government of India and the Nagas, hence, the advice and suggestion of the experts through consultation had become indispensable.
“He also pointed out that, for the government of India and the NSCN, an ample space exists to explore each other’s position and the Nagas are committed to successfully negotiate a pragmatic political solution through a special type of relationship that will be acceptable to both. He told the facilitators and the experts that he and the members of his organization were greatly enlightened by their balanced counsel and that the Nagas will continue to count on them for the political peace process that will facilitate both the negotiating parties,” the MIP note added.
The facilitators and experts also deeply appreciated the fact that both the Government of India and the NSCN/GPRN were dedicated towards arriving at an honourable political settlement. They also believe that the environment conducive for peace was not very far away, the NSCN/GPRN press note stated.