DIMAPUR, Nov 2 - Various organisations and political parties based in Nagaland have welcomed the breakthrough in the current Indo-Naga political negotiations on October 31.
The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC), in a release today, congratulated the working committee of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs), the NSCN-IM and the Centre, represented by interlocutor RN Ravi, on the �successful political negotiations�.
It also thanked all dedicated prayer groups, churches, the 14 indigenous tribes of Nagaland and the Nagaland GB (village chief) Federation for having stood in unity in support of a solution, and the indigenous minority tribes and indigenous citizens of Nagaland for their support on the issue.
The Council expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and appreciated the management of the lengthy process of negotiations by Ravi. It also thanked Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, his colleagues and the Opposition members for their cooperation in the process of negotiations.
The Council appreciated the NNPGs, which set aside their differences and positively responded to the wishes of the people of Nagaland by forming a working committee and participating in the talks in the spirit of oneness.
Meanwhile, the Naga Hoho congratulated Ravi and the NSCN-IM leadership on arriving at a mutual understanding. It also congratulated Prime Minister Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for their resoluteness in solving the Indo-Naga political issues.
�The dream and desire of the Naga people for permanent peace and tranquillity in our Naga homeland will soon become a reality by paving a way forward for the future,� it said while appreciating the constant support and prayers of all civil societies, mass-based organisations, churches and the Naga people.
The Public Action Committee of the Naga Council Dimapur hailed the Government of India and the Naga political groups for arriving at a consensus for a political settlement. Now that the resolution for the settlement has been arrived at, the public should be free from all kinds of taxation, it maintained.
The NPF, too, has expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister for their commitment towards resolving the Naga issue. The party congratulated Ravi, NSCN-IM and the working committee of the NNPGs on arriving at an understanding, and all civil society and other organisations which stood for an amicable solution to the Naga political imbroglio.
The Nagaland unit of the Janata Dal (United) appreciated the Government of India and the NSCN-IM for coming to an understanding on the contentious issue of a separate flag and constitution for the Nagas as a prelude to peaceful settlement of the Indo-Naga political problem.
�The contents of the agreement must be able to translate and fulfil the dreams of the younger generation of the Nagas for progress in a corruption-free atmosphere,� the party said in a release.