One Naga National Government

High Level Commission to expedite process

In a fast moving and significant development top Naga leaders of the three political groups—NSCN/GPRN, GPRN/NSCN and NNC/FGN today resolved in principle to push ahead with the formation of one Naga National Government. And to expedite this process of eventually forming the Naga National Government, a High Level Commission of the three groups was formed and it was decided that it shall hold meetings without any further delay in the presence of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation as facilitators. This was stated in a joint statement signed by
the top leaders under the theme ‘Naga Concordant’ following another round of face to face dialogue held here at Dimapur on Friday. The FNR led by its Convenor Rev Dr Wati facilitated the sessions.

“Having Reconciled on the basis of the Historical and Political Rights, the top Naga leaders have agreed that Nagas are ONE. Therefore in pursuance of this agreement, the following signatories have resolved in principle to work towards the formation of one Naga National Government”, stated the joint statement (Naga Concordant) signed by Isak Chishi Swu, Th Muivah, Gen (Retd) Khole Konyak, Kitovi Zhimomi, Brig (Retd) S Singnya and Zhopra Vero.

The joint statement further informed that in order to ensure the realization of the Naga National Government, a High Level Commission (HLC) has been formed by the top Naga leaders. The High Level Commission shall be comprised of the signatories, headed by either the Chairman/President or the General Secretary/Vice President, and having no less than four competent members in the ranks of Kilonser/Major General and above, as found deemed fit by the respective governments.
Any Interim Arrangement to be outside of the Indian Constitution
Meanwhile following the series of meetings of the Naga leaders held on August 24-25 another six point joint statement was signed on August 25, 2011 by the three political groups. Among the significant decisions taken included the resolve that “any interim arrangement of the political rights of the Nagas shall be outside of the purview of the Indian Constitution per se”. Also it a “affirm to work for the territorial integrity of all Nagas”.

During the last three meetings of the Highest Level Naga Political Leaders, a decision was arrived, “to work towards a shared Naga future on the foundation of our Historical and Political Rights” (August 20, 2011); and following that the leaders, “Agreed to Strengthen and Broaden the Peace Process based on the Uniqueness of Naga History” – our historical and political rights (August 22, 2011).

Hence, according to the joint statement, as a step towards the actualization of the above stated resolutions, the August 24 and 25, 2011 meetings agreed on six points. This includes being “reconciled” on the historical and political rights of the Nagas.

It also “acknowledged” that we have hurt one another and that in the spirit of love we have forgiven each other; and are prepared to understand each other towards a shared future.

It also “reaffirm” to resolve not to “harbor any non-Naga organizations adverse to the Naga political cause as discussed in Chiang Mai II and IV, and subsequently signed on January 15, 2010 in Dimapur, Nagaland”. Furthermore, “serious note is taken on the harboring of non-Naga organizations opposed to the Naga political cause and hence, strongly denounce such acts”. The other points include “disengage in and from all forms of actions and associations detrimental to the Historical and Political cause of the Nagas”.

NAGA CONCORDANT

Having Reconciled on the basis of the Historical and Political Rights, the top Naga leaders have agreed that Nagas are ONE. Therefore in pursuance of this agreement, the following signatories have resolved in principle to work towards the formation of one Naga National Government.

To ensure the realization of the Naga National Government, a High Level Commission (HLC) has been formed by the top Naga leaders. The High Level Commission shall be comprised of the signatories, headed by either the Chairman/President or the General Secretary/Vice President, and having no less than four competent members in the ranks of Kilonser/Major General and above, as found deemed fit by the respective governments.

To expedite this process of eventually forming the Naga National Government, the High Level Commission shall hold meetings without any further delay in the presence of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation as facilitators.

Naga groups in the process of releasing political prisoners

Following the request of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) which cited the ongoing positive highest level meeting and the prevalent atmosphere, the Naga political groups are making all arrangements to expedite the process of releasing all political prisoners. This was disclosed by FNR convener Rev. Dr. Wati Aier. He also reiterated that the FNR has not left anyone out of Naga reconciliation and that the FNR was always open with its doors. Having “reconciled,” Rev Wati appealed the Naga leaders not to retract from its commitment and resolve.

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