KOHIMA, Nov 7 - The NSCN(IM) on Thursday urged different Naga groups to be on board for the Framework Agreement and be part of the final solution to the Naga political issue.
This assumes significance in the aftermath of the October 31 decision by the Centre to continue dialogues with all stakeholders including the states of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh before bringing the seven-decades-old Naga political issue to its final conclusion.
The statement said that NSCN(IM) appeals to and invites all �Naga brothers and sisters in different groups with open heart to get on board the bus of Framework Agreement and be a part of the final solution in the greater interests of the people and peace and progress in the land�.
The NSCN(IM) said that it has forgiven the past mistakes of �the Naga brothers and sisters in different camps� and that they (other groups) should also forgive its (NSCN(IM) past mistakes and be reconciled.
Let this message of peace and unity among the Nagas be acceptable to all the Nagas, far and near, the statement said.
The NSCN(IM) �ministry of publicity� claimed that political leaders of the country and army officials have agreed that the Naga problem is political and not a military one, which opened the door for negotiations for solution to the decades-long issue.
Consequently the Centre and NSCN(IM) embarked on political negotiations from 1997 and after series of intensive negotiations signed the historic Framework Agreement on August 3, 2015 based on the �recognized unique history� of the Nagas, it said. � PTI