Three Naga underground outfits — the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), the GPRN/NSCN (Khole-Kitovi) and the NNC/FGN (Singnya-Vero) — have agreed to strengthen the “reconciliation process,” which seeks to unite Nagas for the purpose of achieving their “historical and political rights.”

The top leaders of the three outfits — Mr. Isak Chishi Swu and Mr. Thuingaleng Muivah of the NSCN (Isak-Muivah), Gen. (retd.) Khole Konyak and Mr. Kitovi Zhimomi of the GPRN/NSCN (Khole-Kitovi), and Brig. (retd.) S. Singnya and Mr. Zhopra Vero of the NNC/FGN (Singnya-Vero) — met on July 27 and July 29 under the aegis of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) to share and discuss various issues.

“The leaders expressed the importance of Naga reconciliation and agreed to further strengthen the present reconciliation process — a journey of common hope,” the FNR said in a statement.

‘Demonstrate commitment’

The FNR encouraged the leaders to demonstrate their commitment by moving forward together, based on lessons learnt from the past. “Since the intended goal is to honour and achieve common aspirations, the FNR calls for all the Naga political groups to maintain the status quo and to refrain from any unwarranted activities in order to bring stability to Naga society,” the statement added.

On August 25, 2011 top leaders of these three underground outfits resolved in principle — after a five-day reconciliation meeting held at Dimapur in Nagaland — to work towards the formation of one “Naga National Government.”

The leaders had then issued a statement, saying a high-level commission of the three groups had been formed to expedite the process of forming the Naga national government.The committee, they had said, would hold meetings in the presence of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation, which was acting as facilitator.


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