Naga organisations, FNR urge Govt of India

NEWMAI NEWS NETWORK DIMAPUR, 27th Nov: Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) and apex Naga organizations, consisting of 24 organizations met at Chumukedima in Dimapur on Sunday, and urged the Government of India to “intently complete the Naga political cause without further delay, before the general election in the State of Nagaland”.

The meeting then “acknowledged and welcomed the positive actions initiated by the Government of India towards an inclusive route” to the Naga political aspiration. The meeting also urged the “concerned Government” to take all Naga political stake holders on board for an amicable and abiding solution and earnestly.

The meeting then commended all organizations for the “tireless efforts and sacrifices rendered”, in the interest of peace and reconciliation of Naga political aspiration.

The meeting also encouraged churches and organizations to commit themselves to prayers and work together as agents of healing and reconciliation towards a lasting peace.
Earlier in the morning, the meeting of the Naga apex organizations affirmed the “Naga Day” slated to be held on January 10 next in Kohima, and called upon all Nagas and neighbors to participate fervently and for this, each organization will initiate a wide participation of its constituent citizens.

The meeting then recommended that free will donation for the Naga Day shall be encouraged from all well wishers and organizations. It also applauded and appreciated the Angami Public Organization (APO) for showing magnanimity to host the Naga Day.

The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) was formed in principle on February 24, 2008 as one of the outcomes of the Naga Peace Convention organised by the Naga Shisha Hoho in Dimapur.

It was christened on March 25, 2008 at Kohima with the support of 39 Naga frontal organizations, the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC), and the Council of Naga Baptist Churches (CNBC).

FNR was formed at a time when Naga society was torn apart with intense “interfactional” violence, suspicion, distrust and divisive political rhetoric.

After a painstaking and difficult process the FNR’s Journey of Common Hope with the support and goodwill of the people made decisive and incisive strides towards Naga Reconciliation.

Eventually, the “interfactional” violence decreased, and some form of relative peace established. "Due gratitude goes to the Naga national groups for upholding their commitment to refrain from all forms of violence against each other," it stated.

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