DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 16: The NSCN (IM) today said that the Government of India (GoI) giving Z Plus category of security to the Collective Leadership of NSCN is a matter of GoI showing seriousness in dealing with NSCN leaders who carry the Naga political issue as they have come to New Delhi on GoI invitation to carry forward the Naga political talk.
Anyone who tried to draw unparallel comparison is simply going superfluous, it said.
Pointing out the genesis of the ongoing Indo-Naga political talks beginning from 1997 onwards after ceasefire came into effect, the NSCN (IM) said the GoI, after realizing the futility of seeking military solution to the Naga political movement came looking for NSCN Collective Leadership, who was based abroad at that time.
It said once the NSCN Collective leadership reached New Delhi they were provided Z plus category security arrangement with IB quarter as their official residence. They were extended this high profile security arrangement given the fact that they carry the Naga political mandate and they hold the Naga issue, and that the GoI has signed ceasefire with NSCN to pave the way for solution.
Thus, everything was done on GoI’s initiative and not something asked by NSCN, which also reflects the seriousness of the GoI towards NSCN leadership and the issue they represent, a press release issued by MIP stated.
The NSCN (IM) further said the Government of India knows too well who carried the Naga political issue and who is the group that necessitates giving high profile security cover.
“No group can mislead the Naga people on Naga issue. Who is doing what to defend the political identity of the Naga struggle is already laid bare before the people. What is delaying the
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peace process need no further elaboration,” it said.
It further said the Framework Agreement of August 3,, 2015 was the initiative of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the signing ceremony was done in his presence along with other high dignitaries of the Government of India including Defence Minister, Indian Army Chief and National Security Advisor (NSA), and witnessed by the whole world as it was telecast live across the world. This is the political significance of the Framework Agreement that was mutually agreed upon and signed, it added.
(Page News Service)