DIMAPUR, Sep 21 � The Nagaland Baptist Church Council, Naga Hoho and various other organisations have welcomed the September 18 Summit of the top leaders of the NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and NNC.
The Nagaland Baptist Church Council congratulated the Forum for Nagaland Reconciliation (FNR) and the highest level leaders of the Naga political groups for the epoch-making summit. �We welcome this landmark in the reconciliation process. We are confident that the top level leadership are capable to navigate through all the difficulties and reach the ultimate goal with their consorted efforts�, a press note issued by Rev L Kari Longchar, Director, Peace Affairs, NBCC, said.
Stating that, since the 1990s NBCC has been praying and working relentlessly along with all the church bodies for peace, unity and reconciliation of different Naga groups supported by all the churches and civil societies, the apex Baptist church body said it was encouraged to see that FNR is making headway towards unity and reconciliation of the Nagas political groups. Echoing FNR�s stand that reconciliation must be inclusive of all Naga organisations, it also encouraged every organisation to be a part of this Common Journey.
The Naga Hoho termed the �historic day of September 18� as another red letter day in the annals of Naga political history, wherein the three leaders sat across the table in the spirit of hammering out their past differences.
The Naga Hoho also earnestly appealed to other groups who are yet to join the Reconciliation process to �renew their vision and tolerance and to partake in the nation building�. �Or else, it would be a political tragedy and may lead to missing of another caravan in the long sought peace process�, it asserted. The Hoho, moreover, expressed its appreciation to FNR for their yeoman services.
The Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO) has also applauded the leaders of the three Naga national political groups for demonstrating their commitment before God and the Naga people while congratulating the FNR for enabling these historic events to take place, a press note by CPO president Sovenyi said.
Meanwhile, the N-NagaDAO (Network of Nagaland Drugs and AIDS Organisations) media cell, has expressed immense happiness over the highest level Summit. Stating that it is a promise of a new dawn for the Naga society, the Network also appreciated the �never say die� spirit of the FNR.