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ANSF hails Naga peace process

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

The Arunachal Naga Students Federation(ANSF) has hailed the peace process initiated by the Centre for bringing about a lasting solution to the decades- old Naga political issue.

The ANSF in a statement on Wednesday said that the federation honours the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Naga peace talks interlocutor R N Ravi for understanding that an enduring peaceful agreement can be arrived at through negotiation.

"We also appreciate the leaders of NSCN-IM for negotiating with the Centre for more than two decades on behalf of the Nagas to bring an undying solution for the Nagas," it said.

The NSCN(IM) and the Centre had signed a ceasefire in 1997 and the negotiations between the two sides for a solution to the long-standing problem began in 2015 when a Framework Agreement was signed by them.

"Our people strive for lasting peace that will transform into smile, joy and heavenly environment for each and everyone through the peace accord between the Centre and NSCN-IM," the ANSF said.

Stating that misgivings had arisen due to certain posts circulated in the social media, the ABSF said "We appeal to our people to be very vigilant about those who try to misinterpret and misinform about the Naga issue".

It appealed to gaon burahs (village elders), student organisations, NGOs, legislators and political parties from the districts to raise their voice for a permanent and peaceful solution.

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First Published: Wed, November 06 2019. 20:05 IST