DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 29 (MExN): The Naga Political Leaders Forum (NPLF) Manipur today called upon the Government of India to work towards ensuring that none of the negotiating groups are left out from the final conclusion of the Indo-Naga political talks.
A press release from the NPLF Secretary, Sebastian Kamei and Convener, BD Behring stated that “to conclude the agreement only with NNPGS will, no doubt, land in the same manner like Shillong Accord of 1975. The hard earned peace talks of 22 years between the GOI and Nagas must not go in vain for the sake of divide and rule policy.”
It also reiterated the stand of the all Political Parties of Manipur viz Naga Peoples’ Front, North-East India (Kohima), wherein the NPF affirmed to work for unity and integrity of the people through “integration of all contiguous Naga inhabited areas of North-East under one administrative roof and also to provide protection of all ethnic groups who are indigenous inhabitants of the State.”
“Likewise, the People’s Democratic Alliance, Manipur also affirmed its stand for unification of the Nagas of NE India under a single roof with protection of all indigenous inhabitants. It also stands for amicable solution of all political problems in the region through peaceful means. It also strongly supports the ongoing Indo-Naga peace process for honourable and acceptable to the Nagas,” the NPLF pointed out.
The forum added that the Government of India “must know that the sacrifice of many Nagas whether they are dead or alive is not a struggle for Naga identity alone but also a struggle against the divide and rule policy of the GoI.”
It meanwhile claimed that the flag and constitution for Nagas are “well founded in the Framework Agreement which was signed on August 3, 2015 only after GoI recognized the unique history of the Nagas whose struggle for self determination that has lasted for more than 70 years and witnessed by international countries.”