galand CM appeals for contribution to peace efforts in state
Mokokchung (galand), May 3: galand Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Tuesday appealed to the ga people to contribute positively to peace efforts in the state and to ensure early resolution to the protracted ga issues.
“We must ensure that the fil solution brings permanent peace to our land. The settlement must be honourable and acceptable to all sections of the ga society,” he said at the Moatsu festival at Sungratsu and Longmisa in Mokokchung district.
“If we miss this opportunity, it won’t be a loss for the Indian government, but loss of our children and grandchildren.”
“We must not miss this opportunity. We must actively and supportively participate in the peace process. It will be futile to complain or object after details of the settlement are worked out by the negotiating parties,” the chief minister said. He said if galand’s assembly members could came on one platform for ensuring a permanent settlement to the ga problem, why cannot the warring factions of ga rebel groups come together.
Zeliang said that Prime Minister rendra Modi was eager to bring about an early settlement to the decades-old separatist problem in galand.
“The government of India under Modi’s leadership is eager to bring an early settlement to the ga political problem.”
The tiolist Socialist Council of galand (Isak-Muivah), which is fighting for an independent galand for over six decades, had signed the framework agreement on August 3 last year after almost 20 years of negotiations with the Indian authorities. (IANS)