DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 11: The NSCN (IM) has declared that it will stick to the Framework Agreement and mutually agreed competencies including Naga national flag and constitution.
“Based on this Framework Agreement we have mutually agreed that Nagas will exercise their sovereignty in their own internal affairs. However, there are areas where the two entities will share sovereign powers,” it said in a statement issued today.
The NSCN (IM) claimed that the Government of India has also recognized the legitimate right of the Nagas to integration of all Naga territories. “Road map has been worked out for its materialization through political process. And that kind of political set up with legislative, executive, and Naga Hoho, a cultural and social body with a separate budget allocated by the Government of India will also be created,” it said.
With regards to the contentious issue of Naga flag and Yehzabo (constitution), the statement termed as unfortunate that some leaders from the Indian side are making an issue out of it. “Indeed, flag and constitution are the inherent characteristics of our recognized sovereignty and identity.”
The NSCN (IM) also maintained that Naga solution incorporating Naga flag and constitution will solve not only the Naga political problem, but will also solve the chronic Indo-Naga political problem.
“Therefore, we strongly believe and we can assuredly say that Naga solution incorporating Naga flag and constitution will undoubtedly solve not only the Naga political problem, but it will also solve the chronic Indo-Naga political problem and they will tighten their lasting relationship.”
The NSCN (IM) urged the both the negotiating parties to focus on long term solution that will give no room for future war but bring a genuine and lasting peace in the land. (Full Text)
(Page News Service)