Naga integration through Pan-Naga Council: Muivah

Last Updated 25 August 2015, 19:30 IST

The core issue of Naga integration will be achieved by the formation of a Pan-Naga Hoho which would look into the welfare of all the communities living in North-East India and beyond.

The body will function beyond territorial limits of any state and will be able to operate in any state where Nagas are settled in the region.

The Formation of the Pan-Naga Hoho is part of the competencies of the framework agreement between Centre and NSCN(IM) signed on August 3, this was informed by NSCN(IM) general secretary Th Muivah to representatives of different Naga tribal groups, civil society groups at the 8th Naga Consultative meeting held in Chumukedima near Nagaland’s commercial hub Dimapur on Tuesday.

This was for the first time that Muivah revealed some details on the deal after signing it on August 3. The NSCN (IM) had sent invite to all church leaders, leading NGOs, civil society activists, students and community organisations of different Naga tribes, sources informed Deccan Herald.

On August 14, Muivah declared that the core issue of integration is part of the framework agreement. To this, the state governments of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh reacted sharply. All three chief ministers wanted the Centre to clear its stand since some North-East states were apprehensive about the Greater Nagalim – a new state which would include all Naga inhabited areas.

The Tuesday meeting was crucial for NSCN(IM) as it tried its best to reach out to the greater Naga society. The conclave passed three resolution — acknowledgement of the Government of India and NSCN(IM) for signing the Framework Agreement which must lead to an acceptable and honourable settlement of the Indo-Naga issue; to reiterate and uphold the resolutions of the previous Naga People’s Consultative meetings; and to forgiveness and work for unity.

On August 26, the NSCN (IM) leadership would be meeting all the 60 MLAs of Nagaland at Dimapur.

(Published 25 August 2015, 19:29 IST)

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