According to a ‘joint statement’ by the NNPGs and ZPO-N, the latter also appealed for the “custom and tradition” of Zeliangs “scattered” in Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to be “respected in any political settlement.”
“Having understood the position of the Government of India on the issue of Naga integration,” the NNPGs and ZPO-N reaffirmed in the statement that “although Nagas are divided under different administrative areas, all effort would be given to maintain social, cultural and emotional integration of all Nagas, till future generation Nagas decide to chart higher political course for their betterment.”
The meeting that is said to have been held at ‘Oking’ deliberated on the “social and political situation facing the people of Nagaland.” The ZPO-N is said to have appreciated the WG of the NNPGs for “understanding each other and forming the WG platform.”
Expressing confidence in each other, both sides “agreed and believed that it is a correct time for the people of Nagaland to decide the best acceptable and honourable political solution for the people of Nagaland. For future generation Nagas, this is a practical necessity of the hour.”
The joint statement was signed by President of ZPO-N, Kezen Zeliang, its General Secretary, Kerang Dumtta, alongside GPRN/ NSCN (MB Neokpao and N Kitovi Zhimomi), NNC/GDRN (Kiumukam), NSCN (Reformation), NNC (Parent Body- Z Royim and V Nagi) and NNC/NPGN (Hozheto and Tsangthungo).
Source: The Morung Express