Quakers urge Naga groups to go beyond ‘your difficulties’

Dimapur, March 12 (MExN): International pacifists the Quakers have cautioned the Naga groups against delaying the ‘highest-level meeting’ of the groups’ leaderships. The more the meeting is put off, the more the difficulty in carrying the Naga reconciliation process forward.  
The Quakers wrote an “open letter” to Th. Muivah, Kitovi Zhimomi and S Singnya today, a copy of which was received here. The letter was appended by Quaker Douglas Rennie, the Co-Clerk of Quaker Peace & Social Witness The Quakers in Britain congratulated the leaders of the NSCN-GPRN, GPRN-NSCN and FNG-NNC for signing the Covenant of Reconciliation in June 2009. But, the pacifists said, the time for the leaderships to meet is now and the opportunity has to be seized and go beyond “your difficulties.”
“We believe that it is now the earnest will of the Naga people for High Level Talks to be held at this point. The longer such a meeting is put off, the more difficult it will be for the reconciliation process to be carried forward. It may not be possible to remove all obstacles before such a meeting.”  
The time to meet is now, the Quakers stated. “It is your commitment to reconciliation before God and the Naga people that must carry the day. We appeal to you to seize this opportunity to meet and to sign an agreement, go beyond your difficulties and strengthen the reconciliation process.”  “We warmly applaud the remarkable Journey of Common Hope on which you have been travelling together for the past three years,” the letter said. Our heartfelt prayers are with you at this critical time.”