FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Aug 19: The Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Aruchal Pradesh (IFCSAP), hitting hard on the section of people trying to malign its me and fame for welcoming the ga Peace Accord initiated by the Centre today said that no wrong message should be spread as the society had only welcomed the peace process initiated by Centre with the NSCN (IM).
“IFCSAP has never compromised on its stand for preservation, promotion and protection of faith, culture and interest of the indigenous people of the state nor has ever supported the demand for greater galim. It rather urged the central government to take special attention while inking the peace accord so that people of Aruchal Pradesh should not be effected by the accord,” a statement from the society said.
“The society is not against the peace accord between Centre and the NSCN (IM). It welcomes the accord, but without disturbing the peaceful atmosphere and redrawing the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Aruchal Pradesh,” it added.
IFCSAP also urged the Aruchal Indigenous Tribal Forum (AITF) to go through the press statement issued on August 7 last and stated that nowhere had it raised any content about the peace Accord.
“We only welcomed the peace accord initiated by Prime Minister rendra Modi, so how is the statement too early,” it questioned the AITF.
Further asking the AITF to seek clarification from the chief ministers of North Eastern states who were first to welcome the peace accord without knowing the factual content and terms and references of the accord, the society stated that even MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju had clearly said that the peace accord is just a framework to settle the decade old ga insurgency in North East and details of peace accord are yet to be work out.
Stating that the statement was issued after acquiring suggestion from various sister organisations the IFCSAP appealed the people particularly the NGOs, politicians and civil societies not to politicize the issue.