Those advocating for the imposed election do not stand for the interest of the Naga people, says NSCN (IM)
Dimapur, January 23 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) today reiterated its position “for an early political solution that will usher in peace in the whole subcontinent” and that the “GoI must exercise political will to take steps accordingly.”
In this connection, it stated that the decision taken by the Government of India/Election Commission of India to hold election is “bound to undermine the progress of the ongoing talks between the NSCN and the GoI and become a serious obstacle towards finding an early political solution.” “Imposition of such election is not acceptable to the Naga people who are for an early negotiated political settlement,” the NSCN (IM) said in a press statement issued by its Ministry of Information and Publicity (MIP).
“Therefore, those who advocate for the imposed election does not stand for the interest of the Naga people. We are seriously critical with such people or group as they do not contribute towards finding lasting political solution,” it said.
Reiterating its commitment for an “early negotiated political settlement that is honorable to both India and the Nagas,” the NSCN noted that the “Nagas have sincerely come very close for political solution appreciating the steps taken by the GoI in seeking political solution and leaving aside military solution.”
After nearly 5 years of political negotiation, the GoI officially recognized the ‘unique history and situation of the Nagas’ in 2002 and signed the Framework Agreement on August 3, 2015 was signed between the NSCN and the GoI in the presence of the PM of India, the NSCN said.
“We, therefore, sincerely appreciate the stand and wish of the Naga people for an early political solution and no election.” “This statement is given in national interest to inform the Naga people in general on the issue of election in Nagaland,” the NSCN (IM) added.