𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗡𝗦𝗖𝗡-𝗜𝗠 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗡𝗡𝗣𝗚 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗱 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴
Facilitated by Forum for Naga RECONCILIATION (FNR), leaders of NSCN-IM and Working Committee of National Naga Political Groups (NNPG) met on Wednesday, September 14.
Both the groups jointly stated, “The “Covenant Of Reconciliation” of June 13, 2009 signed by the late Isak Chishi Swu, late SS Khaplang, and Brig (Retired) S. Singnya, will be honoured in letter and in spirit.
sᴇᴘᴛᴇᴍʙᴇʀ ᴊᴏɪɴᴛ ᴀᴄᴄᴏʀᴅᴀɴᴛ
In the spirit of belonging, we the undersligned met in the presence of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, in the interest of pursuing genuine understanding among the Nagas and incrementally progressing forward. Hence, we jointly resolve the following:
ᴛʜᴇ “ᴄᴏᴠᴇɴᴀɴᴛ ᴏғ ʀᴇᴄᴏɴᴄɪʟɪᴀᴛɪᴏɴ” (ᴄᴏʀ) of June 13, 2009-signed by the late Isak Chishi Swu, late SS Khaplang, and Brig (Retired) S. Singnya-will be honored in letter and in spirit. Hence, we renew “to work together in he spirit of love,” and desist from all forms of armed violence and refrain from indulging in violence of words through print and social media among Naga Political Groups and the general public. From this time forth, in order to chart a path forward, we remain committed to “peace and respect and to resolve outstanding issues among us” (CoR).
ᴡᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ᴀᴡᴀʀᴇ ᴏғ ᴏᴜʀ differences and hence will guard ourselves against rifts that further divide us. We are committed to finding ways to transcend our differences through cooperation, to be worked out in future meetings, on the basis of the CoR. In this regard, we understand that cooperation which is socially and politically imaginative and prudently concrete is nation building begun.
ᴡᴇ ᴜʀɢᴇɴᴛʟʏ ᴀᴘᴘᴇᴀʟ ᴛᴏ ᴀʟʟ ɪɴᴅɪᴠɪᴅᴜᴀʟs ᴀɴᴅ ᴏʀɢᴀɴɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴs to refrain from all forms of rhetoric, assumptions and agendas that are divisive. Such a culture must end immediately. In this regard, churches, educational institutions, civil society organizations and conscientious individuals must take the charge to lead with faithful discernment.
We are committed to a dialogue in order to move forward, live in peace and overcome the cynicism, anxiety, and disagreements that have caused us to see each other as foes and strangers, rather than members of the same family.
We solemnly affirm the offer of togetherness from God in Christ. This is the Naga belonging renewed andrestored witr God and with each other.
Gen (Retired) V. S. Atem
Mr. Alezo Venuh
Working Committee, NNPG
PHOTO: Leaders of the NNPGs and NSCN/GPRN with members of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation led by its Convenor, Rev. Dr. Wati Aier are seen in this photograph after the meeting on September 14, 2022.