KOHIMA: A delegation of representatives from various organisations from Myanmar are in Nagaland to study the peace building initiatives by the Naga Non-governmental organisations and tribe hohos.
A 13 member team from Kachin State and Northern Shan State, comprising of seven women and six men have been here meeting Naga organisations and groups since November 18.
They are here to know the peace initiatives undertaken by various Naga organisations and groups, vis-a-vis peace talks between various Naga militant groups and the Union Government.
Kachin State and Shan States are also infested by long drawn militancy which has cost people heavily.
On the sideline of the delegation meeting Naga organisations, there were some agencies who were trailing behind them, and even tried to stop them from meeting Naga organisations and intellectuals.
Today Kohima police reportedly tried to stop the peace conclave between the visiting team and a one Naga group but the conclave concluded smoothly.
Today International Peace Conclave hosted at the Deptt of English with the Global Naga Forum and the Myanmar delegation of civil society and church workers said head of the department, Prof. N. Das
All on valid visa on study tour and attending hornbill festival and tourist spots besides academic learning.
Peace building amongst communities, role of women as peacemakers, research and study of language by scholars to build unity in Myanmar ethnic groups, International scholars welcome to study in NU which is a central university with International hostels for students available says a senior faculty member of English department.
Respect for each other key ingredient for peace and so on were some of the issues deliberated at the Day long peace conclave .
The delegation was welcomed by the Head of Deptt Prof N. Das who gave a profile of the NU. Etc.
The peace conclave was Chaired by Prof. Rosemary Dzuvichu, Prof, Deptt of English department and Co Convenor, Global Naga Forum and Chuba Ozukum, Convenor, Global Naga Forum. Professors, academics, church workers, researchers and social workers attended the peace deliberation.
Kohima, November 21 [ Report received from NEIPF member]
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