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Support sought on Nagaland ceasefire

Correspondent, Kohima, India
Chairman of the Ceasefire Monitoring Group Lt. General Mandhata Singh (Retired) has sought pledging support of the GBs, NGOs and the public to ensure that the ceasefire between the centre and the two Naga underground groups are implemented effectively and pave way for composite peace talks for a solution to the Naga problem.

Lt. General who had a meeting with the Mokokchung District administration, Security forces and the leaders of civil societies at the DC's conference hall said GBs, leaders of NGOs and the public were the one who could make a different in implementing the cease fire ground rules thereby paving the way for getting into a serious dialogue for a permanent solution. He suggested that District level coordination committee on implementation of ceasefire ground rules should be extended at the sub-divisional and grass roots level to deal with any problems arising from the implementation of the ceasefire ground rules.

He said that GBs and prominent public leaders at the grass root besides administrative and security forces officials and leaders of underground should be included in the coordination committee. He expressed hope that such coordination committee at the sub-divisional and grass roots level would help solve problem and prevent the situation from flaring up.

Speaking at the meeting the Deputy Commissioner, C.M. Tsanglao said law and order situation in the district is under control. The meeting was attended by senior officers from paramilitary forces and police.

May 30, 2009