Nagaland: PDA Legislature Party calls for expediting peace talks

Kohima, July 29 (MExN): The PDA Legislature Party (PDALP) on July 29, held a meeting at the State Banquet Hall, and called on the negotiating parties in the Indo-Naga political issue to expedite the peace talks and bring about an “honourable and acceptable” political settlement.

“The Government of India and the negotiating parties have been having political dialogue under ceasefire for 23 years and has already signed agreements with the Naga political organizations,” the party said in a statement, while referring to the August 2015 Framework Agreement with the NSCN (IM), the Agreed Position or Preamble signed with the Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups in November 2017 and the announcement of conclusion of talks in October 2019.

“Accordingly, the masses have been crying out for lasting peace through a negotiated political settlement which will pave way for all round development and progress,” it said, while urging the negotiating parties to make all possible efforts to formulate a settlement. 

The PDALP meanwhile acknowledge the contributions of all sections of the society including medical fraternity, administration and police, all government agencies, tribal hohos, civil societies, churches, NGOs, political parties and individuals in battling the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The people of Nagaland deserve to be complimented for extending all out cooperation in adhering to the guidelines, advisories and SOPs during the lockdown period,” it further stated.