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Efforts to be continued for Naga peace: Governor

Nagaland Governor PB Acharya on Tuesday said that the state government would continue to make ceaseless efforts to facilitate the Naga issue.



Kohima: Nagaland Governor PB Acharya on Tuesday said that the state government would continue to make ceaseless efforts to facilitate the Naga issue.

"The first priority of my government has always been to usher in peace and development in the state and towards this end my government has been persistently requesting the government of India to expedite the Naga peace process to bring about an early solution to the Naga political problem," the Governor said in his address to the Assembly on the first day of the Budget session here.

"We now have an inclusive government that enjoys the trust and confidence of all the 60 members of the House, which presently does not have an Opposition Bench," he said.

"This is the first time in the history of the state Assembly and also the country that the government has been joined by all members of the House on a common agenda of peace and development," he said.

The Governor expressed confidence that through the collective and harmonious efforts of all the MPs and MLAs of Nagaland, the Naga peace process would receive a renewed thrust and the importance it deserved.

On the law and order front, the Governor said the over-all situation had been by and large peaceful.

He, however, said that the NSCN(K), which had been in ceasefire agreement with the Government of India since 2001, had unilaterally abrogated the ceasefire in March.

"Post abrogation of ceasefire by NSCN(K), there have been sporadic attacks on security forces by the NSCN(K), resulting in the death of several security force personnel," he said.

The Governor therefore appealed to both the NSCN(K) and GOI to keep the security and welfare of the people paramount and try to rebuild the ceasefire in right earnest. 

From Zee News

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