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Swu�s demise condoled

By Newmai News

SENAPATI, June 28 - The Naga Political Leaders� Forum of Manipur (NPLFM) condoled the demise of NSCN-IM chairman Isak Chishi Swu.

In its condolence message, the NPLFM said, �His departure from our midst in this crucial juncture is a tragic moment for all the Nagas. However, when we retrospect the Naga national movement, our beloved leader late Isak Chishi Swu had led the Naga people for more than half a century, up to the signing of the historic Framework Agreement between the Government of India and NSCN on August 3, 2015 in New Delhi. Late Isak Chishi Swu was a leader whose integrity was beyond our comprehension. He was a born leader to lead the Nagas to the comity of nations.�

�While condoling his demise, the Naga leaders of Manipur also share the grief and sorrow of the bereaved family members. We also pray for the departed soul to rest in peace in the heavenly abode.�

Forum for Naga Reconciliation: Meanwhile, the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has expressed its deep sorrow at the demise of NSCN-IM chairman Isak Chishi Swu, who passed away at New Delhi this afternoon and mourned his passing away.

The FNR stated in a press release that �since the formation of the Forum in March 2008, Chairman Isak Chishi Swu had extended his unwavering support to the works and initiatives of the Forum, which we shall always remember with appreciations�.

FNR added that Isak Chishi Swu may no more be �with us in physical form�, but his spirit, his works and his leadership as a pioneer of the Naga national movement till his last breath �is a testimony of the firmest of Naga rights, who was not only a friend and leader of the Nagas� but also of the world�s community.

As Chairman Swu passionately gave unreserved support to Naga reconciliation, in his death, �let all Nagas conquer and abolish alienations amongst us, even as we recall his last message on March 22, 2016, where he asked all Nagas to �unite in the spirit of forgiveness�.

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