Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) against change of Interlocutor

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Dimapur (NP): Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) Thursday affirmed that it “fully endorses” the stand of the 14 tribes of Nagaland, Nagaland GB Federation (NGBF) and Zeliangrong Baudi (AMN) in opposing demands for changing Interlocutor for Naga peace talks RN Ravi at the present crucial juncture.

CNTC through its media cell described the demand for change of Interlocutor at the present time, was “nothing short of a ploy of playing delaying tactics and a nefarious scheme”.

CNTC pointed out that the Naga civil society groups, churches and the people have also invested a lot of their time, energy, resources together with all their prayers for fruitful conclusion of the talks. Therefore, it reiterated that no group should try to thwart or sabotage “this hard earned peace process”.

In this regard, CNTC has appealed to all the negotiating groups to come together for a lasting peace in the land in the spirit of unity and oneness. CNTC also expressed appreciation of all the negotiating parties for their sacrifices, wisdom and endurance for the Naga people. It said the Naga people, who have had enough of bloodshed, were now “waiting eagerly for a peaceful lasting solution to be arrived at.”

It may be noted that those who had also expressed opposition against replacing Ravi as Interlocutor included– Working Committee of NNPGs, 14 Apex Tribal Hohos of Nagaland, Nagaland GB Federation, Zeliangrong Baudi (AMN) and Lotha Hoho.
Meanwhile, CNTC has supported the demand of Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation (ENPO) to make public all the agreed points between the negotiating parties.

CNTC maintained that Naga public deserved to know what was in store for them in the final agreement. It therefore demanded that it was time to disclose the details of the long awaited solution, which was “finally about to come to a conclusion.”