Wednesday, May 28, 2008

GBs/DBs extends CF for 1 year

KOHIMA, MAY 27 (NPN): With the objective of creating a conducive atmosphere among warring Naga factions, a joint meeting convened by the Nagaland Joint Forum of GBs/DBs Tuesday here at Red Cross building, resolved to ask all the factions to agree to a one-year ceasefire between them, with effect from June 7, 2008. During the inter-factional ceasefire, the joint forum will take the initiative to bring top leaders from all groups together to a meeting under the umbrella of Joint Forum of GBs/ DBs, to work towards a harmonious and peaceful approach to Naga issue. The joint meeting attended by representatives of frontal organization and Naga national workers including Naga Hoho, ENPO, NNC, FGN, GPRN/NSCN (led by Khaplang) NBCC and GBs/DBs from all districts, also reaffirmed the 5-point resolutions adopted earlier on June 6, 2007, including condemnation of factional violence and cessation of fratricidal killings and bloodshed among Nagas of different factions as well as killings of innocent civilians during clashes. A joint press release issued by GBs/DBs Joint Forum chairman K Vikuto Zhimomi, convenor A Taku Longkumer, vice chairman T Siyang Chang and secretary Lungrahei Herie, informed the meeting also resolved to appeal to all factions for a peaceful co-existence among them and to create conducive atmosphere for peace in Naga society, Besides insisting on strict adherence to ceasefire ground rules by factions in letter and spirit besides full support to be given to the enforcing agency for its implementation, the meeting also resolved that violation of ceasefire by any group would be dealt with as per customary law, through the district forum and at the state level, The meeting further decided to bring the resolutions of Tuesday’s meeting to the notice of all factions, NGOs, Naga frontal organizations, churches and civil societies for their support and endorsement.Commissioner, Nagaland, H. K. Khulu also addressed the joint meeting. Meanwhile, the GBs/DBs Joint Forum informed that messages of support were also received from NMA, NSF and the GPRN/NSCN (led by Isak Chishi Swu). According to the Forum, the GPRN/NSCN (led by Isak Chishi Swu) had informed the Forum that though they could not attend the meeting in person due to their central meeting, they wanted the house to know that they would be a party to the decision.
(Courtesy: Nagaland Post)

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