Kohima, July 16 : People of Nagaland, which has been troubled by militancy and violence, held a prayer meeting here for peace.
The prayer meet was the second in the last one month urging militant groups to give up the path of violence and walk the road to peace.
The theme for the prayer meeting was "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you".
"Many good people have bee killed due to militancy and peace is the desire of all Nagas," said Sani, a resident.
The meeting was organized by the Naga Mother's Prayer Fellowship (NMPF), one of the most respectable and influential Naga bodies in the state.
"Peace can come through this. This is lord's programme, so we have organized in obedience," said Tsovilie Sophie, Chairperson, NMPF.
The meet clearly reflects the fact that the voice of the civil society against the Naga militant groups who fight in the name of the Naga people is gaining strength.
Dr. Tseibou Rutsa, President, Leaders for Christ International, USA, said, "For peace to come, first and foremost is we should come to God. Only through God, we will be able to forgive and love each other. Otherwise in Nagaland, many people are talking about peace and try to add to their wealth and positions in the name of peace, so real peace cannot come." By Vibou Ganguly (ANI)
© 2007 ANI
TAGS: South-Asia Nagaland prays for peace