Widows’ Federation of NSCN (IM) on Monday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the request — let there be no more widows and fatherless children.
The members of the federation told the PM that they are in a positive frame of mind, and are closely studying the unfolding development on the ongoing Naga talks.
“We believe that our hope and aspirations will not be belied under your visionary leadership,” the letter to the PM, said.
A copy of the letter has been circulated to the media by the NSCN (IM) on Monday.
The widows said, during the last 72 years of Naga movement, their hearts have cried for the final solution as they have seen “enough of fighting and killings”.
“But, you will agree with us that it is time to say enough is enough. No more fighting, no more killing, and let there be no more widows and fatherless children,” the widows said.
The widows pleaded, “Under your dynamic leadership, please make violence a thing of the past. Blood, sweat and tears we have gone through for more than seven decades. That is more than enough for any suppressed people to endure.”
“Let us admit ourselves that there is time for everything. There is time for war and there is time for peace and understanding,” they said in the letter.
Quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the widows said, “… you have rightly said the Naga problem took long to resolve because we did not understand each other.”
The widows claimed NSCN (IM)’s chief negotiator Th. Muivah also “acknowledged your sincerity to solve the Naga political issue”.
“We would like to place ourselves in the comfort zone and look towards the days when we shall no more see the horror of war,” the letter said.
The members of the federation, mostly widows of NSCN (IM) cadres, said, “Let God forbid another bloody conflict in Nagaland”.
“Let divine wisdom be upon you as you shoulder the responsibility to solve the Indo-Naga political issue in peaceful manner,” the letter said.
The widows told Modi that his name would be recorded as a man, “who solved the longest revolutionary political struggle in Southeast Asia”.
“For your unrelenting effort, our prayer shall go on unceasing,” the letter concluded.