FNR calls upon Nagas to attend reconciliation meet

Kohima: The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has called upon the people to participate in the Naga reconciliation meeting on February 29 at Dimapur.

Terming the proposed deliberation as very crucial at this juncture, the FNR in an appeal received here on Sunday, said "the Naga people's mandate for reconciliation and unity among the Naga political groups is absolute," adding that people can no longer afford to remain silent.

Recognizing the magnitude and complexities of the current situation facing the Nagas, the Forum insisted that it is essential that Naga people take a decisive step towards a shared Naga future.

The FNR was formed in 2008 with the objective to facilitate reconciliation among the Naga political groups on the basis of the historical and political rights of the Nagas.

The FNR comprises of members representing Naga Churches, hoho and civil society organizations.

Earlier, the three Naga underground groups, who were signatories to "Covenant of Naga Re-conciliation: A Journey of Common Hope," invited all civil societies to the proposed re-conciliation meet at Dimapur.

At the initiative of the FNR, NSCN(I-M), GPRN/NSCN (Khole-Kitovi) and FGN/NNC had signed the re-conciliation agreement in 2008 in Thailand, leading to substantial reduction in factional clashes in Nagaland.