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Solution must be acceptable to both sides: NSCN-IM

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 22:48

Kohima: Ahead of the next round of peace talks between the Centre and NSCN-IM, the outfit`s chairman Isak Chishi Swu has said that any proposal towards settling protracted Naga political conflict should be acceptable and honourable to both the parties.

Asserting that NSCN-IM was seriously seeking to arrive at an honourable negotiated settlement, Swu said any political proposal, which was acceptable to only one party, cannot be a solution.
In a statement on the occasion of the 32nd Raising Day celebrations at Camp Hebron near Dimapur yesterday, the outfit supremo asserted that integration of all Naga areas "is our birthright", adding it was the duty of every Naga to fight for integration of "Nagalim" (contiguous Naga inhabited areas of northeast) at any cost.
The next round of peace talks between the two sides is soon to be held in New Delhi.

The NSCN-IM chairman however, called upon the Nagas to be prepared for any eventuality, saying "prepared people will never be disheartened, for we know that only the prepared people are the people who are destined for victory."

Yesterday, Home Minister P Chidambaram had said in New Delhi that he was looking forward to an honourable and just solution to the Naga issue, pointing out that there have been several positive developments in the recent past, including attempt by the FNR to bring all Naga groups together and the return of NSCN-IM chairman to India.


First Published: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 22:48

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