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elude the Naga people. For that much-needed peace, the Nagas expect, quite rightly, the Indian government to sympathetically pay heed to their longstanding demands and honestly strive for a mutually acceptable solution. But at the same time, those in India who had been supporting these demands of the Naga people also expect the Naga leadership ranging from the armed underground to the church priests and the different tribal heads to overcome the divisions among themselves (among various tribes like the Angami, Sema, Thunkul, etc, which had often led to the proliferation of mutually hostile armed groups owing loyalty to their respective tribal origins) and speak in one voice from a united platform that will bring together all sections of the Naga people behind a generally accepted proposal that envisages in concrete terms their future status as an indigenous people. It is only such a platform that will enable the Naga leaders to negotiate with the Indian government with some amount of self-confidence in the talks that are likely to be held.

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