IMPHAL, July 4: The recent press communiqués issued by the GPRN/NSCN and the NSCN (Khaplang) in the local newspapers of their continual support to the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FRN) and their expressed commitment to the
“Covenant of Reconciliation” which was signed on June 13, 2009 by three Naga political groups and subsequently reaffirmed on September 18, 2010 is highly appreciated as timely and encouraging, said a statement of the FRN.
It said that the FNR as stated time and again will remain impartial towards all Naga political groups and will work until genuine reconciliation on the basis of the historical and political rights among the Nagas is achieved.
The Covenant of Reconciliation being a commitment made before God and the Naga people must be upheld unreservedly by the signatories it said adding in this context it expressed deep appreciation for the re-assurances it has received from the signatories of the COR in the backdrop of the present prevailing disturbances.
It observed that it is now only pertinent and realistic that all groups remain consistently vigilant as of now so that no internal and external force is allowed to take undue advantage of the Covenant of Reconciliation.
The statement has further stated that while differences and difficulties remain within the Naga family, the FNR has appealed to Naga political groups to maintain status quo to the Covenant of Reconciliation and render all support to the Naga Reconciliation: A Journey of Common Hope, which is the “prayer” and general will of the Naga people, the statement further adds.