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Zoramthanga happy over Naga peace accord

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

/ Published by VIRTHLI
Aizawl, August 4, 2015: Former Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, who brokered the peace deal between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M), today expressed happiness over the signing of the historic Naga Peace Accord.

Zoramthanga told PTI that he was yet to learn the terms of the accord, but was happy that peace would prevail in the trouble-torn Nagaland.

"One 'General' of the NSCN(IM) had conveyed the gratitude of the Naga people to me as I was involved in the peace deal and successful in breaking the impasse between the Centre and the outfit," Zoramthanga said, adding the 'General' had also thanked him on behalf of Th Muivah and Isaak Chishi Swu.

The former underground Mizo National Front (MNF) leader, who was involved in the 20-year-long peace talks with the Centre culminating in the signing of the Mizo accord in 1986, said he was very happy that the Centre and the NSCN(IM) could find an amicable solution to the vexed Naga problem.

Zoramthanga, during his tenure as chief minister of Mizoram, had met the NSCN(IM) leaders in Bangkok several times which resulted in the resumption of the Naga peace talks.

He was also involved in the peace initiatives between the Myanmar government and the insurgent groups in that country.

Source: Business Standard
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