Naga Plebiscite will be foundation of any pol solution: GPRN/NSCN

Naga Plebiscite will be foundation of any pol solution: GPRN/NSCN

Dimapur, August 14: The GPRN/NSCN on Tuesday said the Government of India and the Working Committee (WC), Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) are determined to take the Indo-Naga issue to a logical conclusion.
Addressing the 72nd Independence Day celebration at Khehoi camp, GPRN/NSCN president, MN Neokpao disclosed that the Naga Plebiscite of May 1951 will be the basic foundation of any political solution between the WC NNPGs and GoI.
“It is with this strength that we signed an Agreed Position with the GoI on 17th November 2017. The essence and spirit of Naga plebiscite is duly acknowledged by GoI. The right to self determine our future is entrenched while on our part due consideration must be given to contemporary political realities,” he stated.
Neokpao also revealed that the GoI and the WC have in principle agreed that there would be clear definitions over competencies where neither Indian parliament nor constitution shall infringe upon. “This means there is no ambiguity in the present negotiations between the WC, NNPGs and the GoI,” he said.
The GPRN/NSCN chief also reminded that a prolonged conflict like the Indo-Naga conflict cannot be resolved through piecemeal solution, and that a political problem cannot be solved through economic considerations. “All agreements of the past were one dimensional and did not fulfil the political aspiration of the Nagas,” he said.
Stating that 14th August 1947 shall eternally be etched in our history as this day marked the Nagas as a political conscious entity and a decisive people, Neokpao also paid homage to all the departed freedom fighters and saluted their indomitable spirit. “We celebrate this triumphant declaration because of their valour,” he stated.
Expressing confidence that the WC NNPGs and GoI are in the right path, Neokpao said, “Fact, truth and practical pursuit give us confidence that we can give our younger generation a political future and identity that they can be proud of. At this hour, I urge our people to remain positive and stay strong in our resolve.” (Page News Service)