DIMAPUR, Nov 18 - Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has made a clarion call to the Naga people to come together, forgive and forget the past and work together for the common good of the people.
Speaking at the function to mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of Nagaland Peace Centre in Kohima yesterday, he said, �Today, the Naga political issue has entered a new era with the signing of the �framework agreement� between the Government of India and NSCN (IM) on August 3 last.�
�At this crucial juncture of our Naga political history, the situation demands that we sink all our petty differences, and forget and forgive the past bitterness and pains, and come together for our common good and our common goal.�
The Chief Minister stated that interlocutor for Naga peace talks has repeatedly said the talk is for the Nagas and not for a particular group. �We should also contribute actively what is best for the Nagas and be a part of the process,� he stated.
Zeliang wanted that the rest of the Naga political groups should also come together and strengthen the Naga issue as �we are one and our goal is one�. He stated that by remaining divided Nagas will not achieve anything. �But, if we are united, we can take forward the Naga issue for a solution that is acceptable to all,� he stressed.
The Chief Minister also appealed to all Tribal Hohos, NGOs, churches, civil societies and even commoners to encourage and appeal to all Naga political groups to come together and talk with the Government of India to resolve the decades-old Naga political problem.