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NSCN (IM) holds Joint Parliamentarians Consultative Meeting of Southern Zone

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Dimapur, September 9: The NSCN (IM) held Joint Parliamentarians Consultative Meeting of Southern Zone at Ecological Park, Mayangkhang, Senapati district on September 8.
Maj.(Retd.)Kewe Mero, Kilo Kilonser in his keynote address said this is the time to stand strong and resolute and understand together the prevailing development from proper perspective. He reminded the members never to forget the hard achievements of Indo-Naga political talks ever since it started after the ceasefire in 1997 where Nagas have firmly asserted their historical and political identity after negotiating its way to get official recognition of the government of India on the “unique history of the Nagas and situation” and followed by the historic “Framework Agreement of 3rd August, 2015” and the critical importance to stand by it no matter what circumstances we may have to face.
Zhehoto Awomi, Chaplee Kilonser, appealed to members how NSCN should reflect unity at all times taking into consideration how the Naga political movement was run under the banner of “Nagalim for Christ”.
He also stressed on how NSCN members should maintain moral integrity and discipline in all respect in order to guard the image of NSCN as the bona fide Naga national organization fighting for the political rights of the Nagas.
Jongpong Sashi, Kilonser, Education, called upon the members not to lag behind in introspection and examine where they stand, if they are giving hard and soul for the Naga national cause. He called upon the members to work fearlessly but in closeness with God as nothing good can be achieved without God in our everyday struggle.
Meyong Phom, member, Collective Leadership, called upon the members to realize how the Naga nation wants them to be righteous leaders to face the huge task at hand and how God has been with the Nagas when solid political foundation was laid with the signing of the historic Framework Agreement of 3rd August, 2015.
He pointed out that NSCN today is facing aggressive forces to drive the Naga solution away from Framework Agreement. This requires rededication of commitment from all members to Collective Leadership, NSCN and supports them to take the Nagas towards the desire goal. He quoted from the Holy Bible to drive home the point, “Righteousness exalts a Nation but sin condemns any people, ” (Psalm 14:34). With this he called upon members to give importance to qualities of righteousness in order to make God happy to help find Naga political solution.
Lieut. Gen.(Retd.) VS Atem, VC, Collective Leadership, welcoming the big turnout of the members from all regions of Southern Zone impressed upon the members that they all have to bear all the inconveniences as the Naga issue matters to all at this turning point of Naga history when the Indo-Naga political talks is at critical stage. With this he asked the members to exercise responsibility as serving the Naga Nation is not without sacrifices.
Gen. Atem quoted from the records of Naga history mentioning the names of two Prime Ministers of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and Morarji Desai who were critical of the Naga political issue and made disparaging remarks with their crude manners and how Nagas proved them wrong for their irresponsible recklessness.
According to Gen.Atem, the political resoluteness of the Naga political struggle is the driving force that has taken us this far.
He said Nagas after the declaration of Naga Independence on 14th August, 1947 launched peaceful movement as they boycotted the Indian general election consecutively, in 1952 and 1957. Nagas refused to join the Union of India when more than 500 princely states have joined Union of India. He hit on the point that Naga political struggle come this far because Nagas have the political courage to assert their rights.
Taking reference to the present context he said, “We have to stand upright as history will judge us how we stand up for our rights”.
Acting correspondingly, the core issue of Framework Agreement of 3rd August, 2015 was brought forth before the members as they stood up in unison to stand by “Framework Agreement” and with the coherent voice shouted “No Naga flag no solution”, “No Constitution no solution”, “Under Indian Constitution no solution” .
(Page News Service)

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