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Dialogue the only way out: Jacob

The current dialogue process between some states and insurgent groups provided lessons for all, Meghalaya Governor said.

india Updated: Oct 21, 2005 21:16 IST
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Meghalaya Governor MM Jacob has appealed for the "dialogue processes" between states and insurgent groups in the northeastern region for its overall peace and progress.

Jacob pointed that the "current dialogue process" between some states and insurgent groups provided "lessons for all", adding that such dialogue process should be strengthened in the region.

"Peace depends on the commitment of dialogue, which in turn necessitates mutual respect and tolerance between the two sides. This enables scrutiny of one's claims alongside those of the other parties," Jacob told a seminar in the state capital.

Drawing attention to the "violent conflict of the northeastern region", the Governor said "fall in human security is a major concern" here.

A major impediment to achieving peace in the region was the claim of "superiority" of one community over the other, the Governor said.

"Superiority should be based on morally superior acts and thoughts, which are an intellectual and moral plank of reason of treating others as morally equal; this in turn shall establish peace," Jacob asserted.