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NPF committed to peaceful settlement of Naga problem

india Updated: Feb 22, 2008 18:30 IST

The Nagaland People's Front (NPF) has said it will work for an alternative arrangement in the event of an acceptable solution to the vexed Naga conflict.

"The party is committed to work and assist in any possible manner on any approach for a peaceful solution of the 'Indo-Naga' political issue, keeping alive at the same time the fire of relentless endeavour to stand out against any force to further divide the Nagas," the party's manifesto, released ahead of the March 5 assembly election, said.

The manifesto was released yesterday by former chief minister Neiphiu Rio and party president Shurhozelie at Mokokchung and Chidema village (near here) respectively.

The NPF, which formed the coalition government with BJP and JD-U after the last assembly poll, promised it would continue to play "a mediatory role for any peace talk with the Centre and pave the way for an alternative arrangement in case of an honourable settlement of the Naga problem".

Noting that the party stands committed to preserve the unique history, honour and identity of the Nagas, it promised to strive for unity and integrity of all contiguous Naga- inhabited areas and remain vigilant to tackle illegal immigration so that the demographic composition of the state is not altered.