Naga Peace Talks
When the issue of integration is ruled out, how can there be one solution for all indigenous Naga inhabitants said NPCC President/ PC: EastMojo

Kohima: The president of the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Pradesh Committee (NPCC) Kewekhape Therie on Friday said it is “impossible” for Nagas to have “One solution” to the Naga peace talks.

Criticising the recently concluded Assembly resolution where the government urged for “One Solution” that is honourable, inclusive and acceptable to the people without delay, Therie said the demand for one solution to the ongoing peace talks was “impossible”.

“We do not agree with the state assembly resolution of demanding one solution. They are asking something impossible,” Therie told reporters on Friday.

“When the issue of integration is ruled out, how can there be one solution for all indigenous Naga inhabitants in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh,” he questioned.

As “there cannot be one solution” for all Nagas, he said the resolution made by the state Assembly was a “vague” argument. He also called the present government “anti-Naga”.

Therie added that the NPCC Extended Executive Committee, during its meeting held on Friday at Congress Bhavan in Kohima, resolved to urge the Government of India to “implement the political solution”.

He said the governor of Nagaland has spelled that talks concluded, things have been made clear that there is nothing more to talk about.

“When there is nothing to be talked about, why should it be kept pending,” Therie questioned. With no reason left to keep it on hold, he said that a unanimous decision was made with representatives from all 12 districts to urge the Centre to implement the solution at the earliest.

Referring to the October 31 deadline, on which the governor claimed talks concluded, Therie said the citizens cannot be ‘bluffed’. 

Some of the other resolutions that were adopted included moving the state government to pass Bill to reintroduce ballot paper as system of election to Nagaland Legislative Assembly and Local Bodies; to urge the State Assembly to facilitate loans from Banks and other Financial Institutions by reading SARFAESI Act 2002 with Nagaland Land and Revenue Regulatory Act 2002; to propose the State Government to stand guarantee for entrepreneurs to avail loans until the benefits of SARFAESI Act 2002 can be availed by entrepreneurs in the state; and to support the Farmers’ movement against the 3 Farm laws which are pro-corporate and to urge the Government of Nagaland to continue with the implementation of APMCs with MSP for farmers in the state.

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