DIMAPUR, Dec 18 - Stating that the August 3 �Framework Agreement� signed between NSCN-IM and Government of India might turn out to be the best for Nagas under the present circumstances, the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has urged all groups and individuals not to resort to any provocation or violence if and when any agreement might be signed and implemented. It said this is especially important with respect to NSCN-IM, Government of India and all other Naga political groups, State politicians and officials.
The FNR, therefore, appealed to all churches, tribe hohos, Naga civil society organisations and Naga public to remain alert and be vigilant to prevent and oppose all forms of violence that could occur if and when any agreement would be signed and implemented. In a joint statement, issued by 15 signatories, the FNR also felt it is in danger of being characterised only as �an Indo-NSCN (IM) and not an Indo-Naga settlement.�
The FNR recalled its efforts to bring all Naga political groups together as desired by the Naga people for a meaningful reconciliation for an honourable and political solution that is acceptable to both Nagas and India. It also acknowledged the positive response from Naga political groups, churches, hohos and public for the dramatic lowering in the level of bloodshed and decisive change towards reconciliation. It said the discernible change demonstrated by the Naga political groups also gave rise to hopes.
However, the FNR said interpretation of the August 3 �Framework Agreement� could give rise to violence and renewal of conflict that would be �too heavy a burden for the Naga people to bear after decades of conflict�.