Kohima: Expressing concern long drawn political talks between the Centre and NSCN (I-M) without any tangible solution for 15 years, apex tribal council Naga Hoho has asserted that it is necessary for a settlement of the Naga political conflict within this year.
The Hoho had a consultative meeting with leaders of various Naga tribal councils here on the 15 years of ceasefire and the political dialogue between the two sides and the deliberation felt that it was a necessity for early settlement of the conflict within 2012.
The apex council, in a statement here today said, said the consultative meeting held recently unanimously decided to send a Naga Hoho delegation to New Delhi to appraise the Indian leaders at "all competent platforms" for early political settlement of the vexed problem.
The Hoho also appealed to all Naga political groups to join in the on-going political dialogue with the Government of India "based on the principle of one people one nation."
Regarding demand for a "Frontier Nagaland" by Eastern Naga Public Organisation (ENPO) by carving out four districts from present Nagaland, the statement reiterated the Hoho`s stand on the matter, saying that the apex council would always strive and uphold the Nagas` aspiration for an integrated Naga homeland.
It said "further fragmentation of our land will lead to political ramification and hence, the Naga Hoho shall work tirelessly towards achieving its goal: unity and fraternity."