DIMAPUR, Oct 4 - Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has appealed to all tribal bodies, Hohos, NGOs, civil society, student bodies, mothers� associations, etc., of the State to stand united for early and respectful solution to the Naga imbroglio. He stressed on unity of the tribal Hohos to carry forward the ongoing peace talks between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India.
�Peace talks should not be derailed by the disassociation of three main Hohos from Naga Hoho,� a Raj Bhavan release quoting the Governor said today.
Stressing that to make peace talks successful, unity among the Nagas is a prime necessity, the Governor expressed his concern that three prominent tribal bodies � Ao Senden, Lotha Hoho and Sumi Hoho � have moved out from the apex body Naga Hoho.
Stating that these tribal bodies may have genuine and logical reasons for their disassociation with Naga Hoho, Acharya said whatever may be the reasons for their disassociation from the main body, civil society, NGOs, student bodies, mothers� associations, etc., should stand united to make the peace talks successful.
After a long 17 years, the Central government under the dynamic leadership of Narendra Modi is trying to address the protracted Naga issue to arrive at a respectful solution, he said.
Stating that the NSCN-IM has already signed a framework agreement with the Government of India on August 3, 2015, the Governor has appealed to all other groups to initiate talks with the Central government to come to a respectful solution.
�The Naga people have been going through many turmoil all these years. Now it is the right time to solve the problem and make Nagaland march with jet speed for peace and development,� he said.
�Our empowered educated youth, women and men are eagerly waiting for peace and development in the State. The division and disunity among the Hohos for any cause may sacrifice peace and development in the State,� the Governor added.