The NSCN (IM) on Thursday mourned the death of Andrew Clark, a prominent member of Quakers, who passed away on April 23.

“We remember the Quakers for their integrity, simplicity, experiences and hard work in the field of peace and reconciliation. They respect no borders,” the outfit said in a release.

The outfit said the Quakers came all the way to work among the Nagas.

It added that the Nagas will remain indebted to them for their dedicated services to bring about reconciliation and unity among the Naga freedom fighters.

It said Clark played an important role during their mission in Nagalim.

The release said the Quakers took keen interest in solving the Indo-Naga political problem and took the initiative and work towards reconciliation and unity among different political groups to bring final political settlement.

It said they travelled to different places abroad and even to New Delhi and Hebron, the NSCN (IM) headquarters, to meet NSCN leaders.

Describing him as hard working, the release he reached Hebron on two occasions to meet the NSCN collective leadership.

The outfit expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and hoped that Clark would continue to work among the Quakers as they endeavor to work for peace and humanity.

A Christian religious group, also known as “Friends”, Quakers have a sizeable number in Britain.

Their Peace and Social Witness Naga Conciliation Group regularly visits Nagaland to participate in work of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation to reconcile the Naga groups.

The working committee of the Naga National Political Groups on Wednesday mourned Clark’s death.

“For over a decade, he was a great friend of the Nagas and on a number of occasions travelled to India and South East Asian countries to promote and encourage reconciliation and unity amongst Naga revolutionary leaders,” convenor of the committee N. Kitovi Zhimomi said.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com