NSCN (I-M) leader Th.Muivah has cautioned that if the ongoing reconciliation process collapsed due to mishandling, it would be rendered irreparable. Addressing a public reception held at Mokokchung town hall Monday, he however, affirmed the NSCN (I-M)’s commitment to the process of reconciliation among Naga groups. Muivah asserted that he has undertaken the goodwill visit to places in Nagaland to give tempo to the current reconciliation process. He urged the people of Mokokchung to decide on the reconciliation process as Aos being the advanced tribe and pioneers of Christianity and also politics.
Referring to the contributions made by the Aos to the Naga nation, Muivah said Aos had contributed to a great significance to the Nagas by giving the right political education. He said there was a time when Aos did their best and asked if they realized the importance of their contribution to the Naga people. Q. Tuccu, co-convenor of the Steering Committee, the highest policy making body of the NSCN (I-M) said reconciliation was in the hands of Naga people and not with the Government of India. He accused N. Kitovi Zhimomi, general secretary of GPRN/NSCN and Kughalu Mulatonu, envoy to the collective leadership of GPRN/NSCN of nexus with the government of India to weaken the Naga political issue. It may be mentioned that the Forum for Naga Reconciliation has also requested the NSCN (I-M) to keep in abeyance the “goodwill” visits of Muivah for the time being. However, NSCN (I-M) sources said they would go ahead with the “goodwill mission” across the state.
Earlier, welcoming the NSCN(I-M) ato kilonser, Ao Senden president Lendinokdang, stated that the Ao community has “given the mandate” to the collective leadership of the NSCN(I-M) under Isak Chishi Swu and Th.Muivah at the Naga Political Consultative meet at Hebron in 2004.He said the mandate was “to lead the Nagas in the right direction” and for two reasons such as – upholding the Naga national principle and negotiating the political issue with the government of India at the highest level without preconditions and in any third country. Lendinokdang said the welcome to Th.Muivah was to strengthen the peace process so as to pave the way towards the Naga journey of common hope through reconciliation.
On arrival at Mokokchung, Muivah and his entourage were accorded warm welcome by the people of Mokokchung at Sewak gate. and later accorded public reception at the town hall. During his stay in Mokokchung, the NSCN (I-M) leader would visit some of the important and historical villages in Mokokchung, according to sources.