Indo Naga issue will be solved based on recognised Naga history: NSCN (IM)
DIMAPUR, MARCH 31 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) today stated that the Indo-Naga political problem “will be solvedthrough bilateral talks based on the recognized Naga history.”
“It is an issue wherein the sovereign right and future of the Nagas and the security of India are involved,” a press release from the MIP of the NSCN (IM) said.
The Framework Agreement, it reiterated, “is based on the recognized unique history and sovereignty of the Nagas, and co-existence of the two entities of being sovereign.”
“By co-existence, it means, the Nagas and the Indians will coexist as two entities. In other word, it means, Nagas will coexist with Union of India. The Framework Agreement is the meeting point of the two peoples on the one hand and the uniting point for all Nagas on the other. This agreement will be the beginning of a new relationship between the two peoples. The agreement was made taking the security of India and the sovereign right of the Nagas into consideration,” it added.
The NSCN (IM) assured that it will uphold the Framework Agreement at all costs at all time. It further informed the Government of India’s Interlocutor, who is also the Nagaland Governor, RN Ravi “also assures the Nagas leaders that Government of India also will abide by the Framework Agreement.”
“Whoever opposes the Framework Agreement opposes the Government of India,” the NSCN (IM) reported the Interlocutor as stating.
It further stated that “any agreement that betrays sovereign right of the Nagas is no solution,” adding that the competencies include that “integration is the legitimate right of the Nagas’ and a roadmap has been set for materializing it through a political process.”
The NSCN (IM) affirmed that it “is for all Nagas wherever they are and their territories.”
It meanwhile said that the Pan Naga Hoho is a “statutory cultural body, which embraces all Nagas wherever they are.” The NSCN (IM) said it was“proposed by the GoI and mutually agreed upon. It deals with the affairs of culture, social, customary, language, dialect, integrity and interests of the Nagas. It will also play an advisory role in the fields of education and development.”
To the question of ‘solution for Nagas of Nagaland state,’ the NSCN (IM) quotedformer GoI Interlocutor, Padmanabhaiahas stating “if that is the case, then we have no reason to talk because statehood has been granted to them.”
The NSCN (IM) further claimed the present Interlocutor as stressing on “one talk, one agreement and it will be inclusive, which means all should subscribe to the reality of one talk and one solution.”
It meanwhile stated that the Naga people “can never part with their national principle because they are fully aware that the day they sell out their principle, everything in their hand – their right, their history, their identity, their culture, their land, their politics and religion will die never to rise.”
“Time and situation may change, but principle does not change. Policy and strategy may change, but principle does not change. Principle and truth are not subject to change by majority votes. Any kind of agreement that betrays the principle is no solution to the Indo-Naga political problem,” it added.
The NSCN (IM) also said that it upholds the principle of interdependent relationship among all peoples and nations. “We know the Nagas and the Indians are also interrelated and interdependent,” it said, however claiming that “merger of one identity with the other is an abominable sin of transsexual politics.”