NPMHR’s presentation on Naga issue at UN contains factual errors: NNC

DIMAPUR, MAY 1 (MExN): The Naga National Council (NNC) has issued a rejoinder on the NPMHR presentation at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York recently.

The bone of contention, according to NNC joint secretary, Acuyi Vadeo was the statement where the secretary general of NPMHR stated that the “Government of India entered into a 1st ceasefire agreement with the leaders of the Naga National movement in 1964.”

This, the NNC said, was not a factual presentation of the historical truth on Nagaland. It pointed out that the one and only international ceasefire agreement signed was between two sovereign nations of the Government of India and the Federal Government of Nagaland, which was officially declared on September 6, 1964.

The NNC corrected that it was not signed under a vague name of ‘Naga National movement’ as was mentioned but by a “sovereign and legally established FGN.” Moreover, Naga struggle all these years is not a movement but a case of aggression by India on Nagaland, it added.

The NNC said such statement will confuse the outside world instead of making them understand Nagas rightful place.