KOHIMA, Jan 27 � Nagaland Governor PB Acharya, while stating that peace is a prerequisite for progress of any society, on Monday maintained that in order to bring about lasting peace in the State, the ongoing talks between the Government of India and the Naga underground factions have to be brought to an amicable settlement.
Addressing the 66th Republic Day function after unfurling the National Tricolour at the Secretariat Plaza here, the Governor said, �Even as the peace talks continue, the civil society yearns for a peaceful and enabling environment for progress.�
�The State government, as facilitator, will continue to pursue for an early solution to the Naga political problem to bring permanent peace in the State,� he said.
Addressing the inaugural session of a seminar on �Nagaland: A Way Forward�, organised by the Inspectorate General of Assam Rifles (North) at the Kenguruse Hall, HQ IGAR (N), Kohima on January 22, the Governor said despite the Centre�s ceasefire agreements with the NSCN groups and the Naga people�s desire for peaceful solution, no one is spelling out what that solution is. He expressed his concern that the insurgency situation has become an obstructing factor to developmental activities, industrial growth and education system in the State. Observing that peace talks and development can move simultaneously, the Governor appealed to all sections of the society to come together to bring a situation for successful dialogue so as to bring about peace and progress to Nagaland and its people.