Dimapur: The NaThe National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) observed 25 years of the Indo-Naga Ceasefire at the Mission Centre, WBCC, 7th Mile in Dimapur today.
According to the NSCN-IM press statement, chairman, CFMG (Cease Fire Monitoring Group), Lt. Gen. Amarjeet Singh Bedi, PVSM, UYSM, YSM, VSM (Retd.) was present as a special invitee. “Others who attended the meeting were leaders from the Naga Hoho, the ENPO (Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization), the UNC (United Naga Council), the Naga Council Dimapur (NCD), the NPMHR (Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights), FNR (Forum for Naga Reconciliation), the NMA (Naga Mother’s Association), the NSF (Naga Students’ Federation), the GNF (Global Naga Forum) and the Tenyimi Union, Dimapur (TUD),” the statement of the NSCN-IM informed.
“Naturally, they all expressed concern for the long years of the Indo-Naga ceasefire which is yet to find a solution to the Naga political issue,” the statement also said.
According to the NSCN-IM, Lt Gen Retd VS Atem, VC, Member of the Collective Leadership of the NSCN According to the NSCN-IM, Lt. Gen. Retd. VS. Atem, VC, Member of the Collective Leadership of the NSCN and ‘team leader’, CFGRRC (Cease Fire Ground Rules Review Committee) who delivered the keynote speech said, “25 years is a long period in human life and 25 years of ceasefire is not a joke.”
The NSCN-IM statement added that many things have happened during this period, good and bad. “But the NSCN is still struggling to solve the problem”, the team leader pointed out. The occasion was marked by releasing a booklet, “25 Years of Indo-Naga Ceasefire (1997- 2022)”.