SHAMATOR, Mar 30 (NEPS): Nagaland Home Minister Y Patton said the upcoming “Tripartite Talk” to be held on April 7 at Kohima would be crucial as it was to find amicable and lasting solution to the “Chang and Yimchunger” issues.
Addressing a huge crowd here at Shamator HQ, under Tuensang district Monday, the Minister appealed to the leaders of the Yimchunger Tribal Council (YTC) to attend the “Tripartite talk” to be held on April 7 next month at state capital, Kohima.
Reminding that the government and its machineries had been making every possible effort to see that all their Chang and Yimchunger brothers live peacefully as they had been living as one family, Patton said, “I make this special request to YTC leaders that please come and attend the upcoming tripartite talk and share your problems there. After sharing with whatever you have in your mind, we will take decision as to how we will move forward for amicable and lasting solution to your problems.”
It may be mentioned that YTC did not give their green signal for attending the “Tripartite talk” but after Home Minister made a special request during the public meeting today, they had reportedly hinted their willingness to attend the talk. The “Tripartite talk” to be held with the two tribes – The Chang and the Yimchunger – to find amicable and lasting solution to their problems has been initiated by the state government.
The Minister also appreciated the various mass based civil societies including Chang Khulie Setshang (CKS) and YTC, church leaders, police, district administration and individuals for bringing normalcy in the Tuensang district.
Patton said he was unhappy with the recent development within the NSCN (K) and further called upon all the Naga national workers for “reconciliation and unity” among them. “Without unity, we cannot achieve a lasting and permanent peace in our land,” he said.
MLA and Parliamentary Secretary for CAWD, Economics & Statistics R. Tohanba, Deputy Speaker NLA, Levi Rengma, Tokiumong, DIG (R/NAP), Tuensang, RV Ezung, SP, Tuensang, Rhovisie, Commandant, 3rd NAP, Tuensang were among others who accompanied the Home Minister.
Tohanba, Levi, YTC President Keozhe also spoke on the occasion.
On his arrival at Shamator, the Minister also laid a foundation stone for “Langa bridge” and urged the people to provide peaceful environment for the construction work to go undisturbed. “Peace is pre-requisite for all round development,” he said.