DIMAPUR, Aug 11 - With the clamour for a peaceful solution to the protracted Naga political issue, 14 apex Tribal Hohos of Nagaland today said this is not the time for a negative campaign, which will delay the process. This is also not the time to engage in endless negotiations to remain in one�s comfort zone at the cost of peace and tranquillity, they said.
�It is pertinent at this juncture to avoid double standard role of negotiation without any commitment for solution,� a joint release said to be issued by the media cell of the 14 tribal hohos, stated.
The release said the Nagas have been reeling under uncertainties in the absence of real peace for decades together and are desperate to have peace in �our land� and also with all neighbouring ethnic groups.
The hohos appreciated the progress of political negotiations that have reached the final leg where an inclusive agreement can be reached any time if the parties stand committed to the understanding arrived at on October 31, 2019.
They also put on record their sincere appreciation to the Centre�s interlocutor, RN Ravi, and the Naga negotiators for their dedicated engagement towards bringing lasting peace through an inclusive solution.
The hohos appealed to the negotiators to stand committed to the cause and deliver the long-awaited solution, to the people.
Reiterating their campaign for an early solution, they urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demonstrate his magnanimity and generously address one of the oldest political conflicts in the political history of the country with no intention of change of the present interlocutor.
Meanwhile, in another development, the Naga Students� Federation will hoist the Naga national flag at its headquarters in Kohima to mark the 74th Naga Independence Day celebration on August 14.
The Federation also asked its federating units and subordinate bodies to hoist the Naga national flag at their respective headquarters on the occasion.
In a release issued by its vice president Dievi Yano and general secretary Liremo R Kikon on Tuesday, the apex student body of Nagaland asked the federating units to send the compliance report along with pictorial proof to its office for documentation.
The Federation also regretted its inability to commemorate the Naga Independence Day with programmes due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the SOP set in place by the authorities concerned.