FNR urges leaders to refrain from using violence of words

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Published: October 19,2020 02:32 PM
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October 19, 2020: The Forum for Naga Reconciliation on Sunday has urged Naga leaders as well as the public to refrain from ‘violence of words.’

October 19, 2020: The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) on Sunday has urged Naga leaders as well as the public to address all outstanding differences through mutual respect and dialogue and refrain from ‘violence of words.’



The FNR said that at a time when every citizen, Nagas and others, are hoping for genuine justpeace, it becomes equally imperative that all Naga political groups, tribal organisations, civil society organisations and the church retrospect the past as much as to move forward by reinventing imaginative new models of constructive nationalism, based on Naga history and political rights, through non-violence, peace and understanding.



“While the public acknowledges that Naga Political Groups exist within their boundaries, this must never hold back the need to embrace Naga belonging through nonviolence and peace. At this crucial time, when the inhabitants of our land await with much hope, one’s insensitivity can be damaging to the process. Human foible is critical of everybody except own self. While one remains lenient towards the self, let us also be slow to judge others,” the statement read.



At this moment, Naga national political leaders and tribal and civil society organizations need to set and practice “tone at the top” by reflecting in each one’s personal conduct—a commitment to integrity and ethics, the FNR said.



It said, the present situation needs the leaders to reach out to one another and provide healing leadership and solidarity, adding that the forum would remain committed to the mandate assigned by 47 Naga Tribal organizations, church and other related bodies on September 24, 2008, at the Sumi Baptist Church, Dimapur.



 


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