Naga Hoho, the apex traditional body of all Naga tribes, has appealed to all Naga political groups to be “accommodative” and unitedly come for the peaceful settlement of the Naga political issue.
In a press statement issued by the Naga Hoho General Secretary K Elu Ndang, the body appealed to all national political workers to come together and sit across the table in true spirit of forgive and forget and march forward with renewed mind and spirit.
It appealed that no political groups should create unwanted situation in the process of an honourable settlement, but rather ensure peaceful atmosphere for a smooth transition.
It said that this was resolved in a Naga Hoho Executive Council Meeting held on November 13 in Kohima.
He said that the “the search for just peace and honourable settlement of the Indo-Naga peace process has come about giving a ray of hope and belief that a new era of peace and tranquillity will prevail once again in Naga society”.
It stated that “unless all Naga political groups come together leaving aside their past differences, there can never be true peace in the land. As long as the spirit of vengeance is kept alive in an individual’s heart, there can never be true peace.”
“Hence, all the Naga political groups must be pragmatic in resolving the differences for the sake of the Naga people,” the Naga Hoho appealed.
“The desire of the Naga people to live in dignity must be honoured and respected above all personal interest,” it asserted, and urged all political groups to come together and usher in peace.