Union minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that the Naga peace process was at an advanced stage and that the Central Government was in the process of finalizing it as early as possible.
Replying to a query by State’s lone Lok Sabha member Tokheho Yepthomi on the progress of the Naga political negotiations and the time by when it was likely to be finalized during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, the Union Minister claimed that the Union Government and the negotiating Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) were making ‘sincere efforts’ for an early and final solution to the Naga political issue, according to nagalandpost.com.
Rijiju also appealed to all NNPGs to continue with their untiring efforts in negotiations for an early settlement of the vexed issue. He also appealed to churches and NGOs to continue and support the ongoing political negotiations that, according to him, had come a long way.
Rijiju mentioned that the negotiations were at a very crucial stage as all NNPGs had responded to the plea of the people to come to the negotiating table with the Central Government, adding that this was an opportunity that the Naga people had been longing for decades.
At this juncture, he said churches and NGOs should reinforce their roles as facilitators so that an early solution would end years of suffering and usher in peace and development for all the Nagas.