Addressing the Republic day gathering in state capital, the Governor said that peace is a pre-requisite for economic growth and social well-being of the citizens and the framework agreement signed between the Centre and the NSCN(IM) on August 3, 2015 is a momentous development which deserves to be welcomed by all.
"This gives us a great opportunity to put the troubled process (behind) for a permanent solution," he said. On the occasion, the Governor urged the NSCN(K) and other groups to leave the path of violence and return to the negotiating table.
NSCN(K) had broken the 14-year-old truce with Centre on March 27, 2015 and resorted to attack security personnel, which led to the Centre declaring the group as a banned organisation.
Maintaining that the Nagas have struggled for long, he further said decades of insurgency and associated violence have affected psyche of the people of the state.
"We must not allow the past to overwhelm us anymore...we must remember that just as conditions around us shape us, we also shape the environment around us," he said.


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