DIMAPUR, Sept 29 - Asserting that any solution to the Naga political solution has to be inclusive, the Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has appealed to the Government of India to invite all the political groups for dialogues and to consult the stakeholders for a lasting political solution in the event of any negotiation leading to an acceptable solution other than the mandated struggle for sovereignty.
Acknowledging the interlocutor for Naga talks, RN Ravi�s public statement that the proposed solution would not be in piecemeal, the NTC, in a release, stated, �This approach is realistic because of the fact that unless all political groups and genuine stakeholders are taken into confidence, acceptable solution cannot be expected.�
It, however, asserted that if integration of contiguous Naga areas is not possible, any arrangement of population integration without land or rehabilitation of people at the cost of the State of Nagaland would not be acceptable.
The NTC also appealed to the Government of India to have magnanimity and revoke ban on NSCN-K and to resume the ceasefire to enable the group to be part of the negotiation.
While appreciating the bold initiative taken by the Government of India to resolve the Naga political problem having strong desire to provide an honourable and permanent solution, it, however, maintained that the �one and only mandate given by the Nagas, is the historic plebiscite of 1951 and pledged to struggle for Naga self-determination�. �The Nagas believe that life is synonymous with land and we cannot imagine life without land.�
In consonance with this inalienable truth, the State of Nagaland should be given absolute constitutional right over land and its resources by the pioneers of the country,� it added.