(From left) ENPO president Kekongchim Yimchunger, NSCN-IM chairman (Yaruiwo) Q Tuccu, leader of Opposition TR Zeliang, NSF president Ninoto Awomi, and Naga Hoho president HK Zhimomi

Kohima: Chairman (Yaruiwo) of the NSCN (IM), Q Tuccu, during a recent meet with Naga leaders emphasized that it’s time to be “united for a permanent peaceful solution in the region”. The chairman of the rebel group also said that the role of “stakeholders should be totally focused on resolving and facilitating any differences that would arise”.

The informal discussion was attended by the leader of Opposition TR Zeliang, who is also convenor of the newly formed Political Affairs Mission (PAM) of the Naga People’s Front, Naga Hoho President HK Zhimomi, President of Eastern Naga People’s Organisation Kekongchim Yimchunger, and President of Naga Students’ Federation Ninoto Awomi.

According to an update from the Deputy Secretary to Yawuiro NSCN (IM), the ‘informal discussions’ with the public leaders was held on August 30, before the chairman’s planned departure to New Delhi soon.

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Tuccu said that it was important to take all Nagas along for an inclusive solution covering all Naga inhabited areas as there could only be one Naga accord signed with the Government of India (GOI).

During the two-hour long discussion, the leaders shared deliberated on how “there was a need to have a common united voice” during the “crucial phase of Naga peace talks”. The leaders also opined that “there was a strong desire and aspirations of all Nagas for early peaceful solution”.

The leaders reiterated the point their stands to actively participate in facilitating the peace process and appreciated the views of the NSCN (IM) chairman Q Tuccu. The statement said that the leaders “endorsed the need of a collective effort for peace in all Naga inhabited areas”.

Prior to the informal meet, the Chairman also reportedly held consultations with the 14 Naga Tribes of Nagaland.

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