NSCN (IM) slams ‘malicious’ Ravi

NSCN (IM) slams ‘malicious’ Ravi
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Dimapur, March 2: The NSCN (IM) has accused representative of Government of India to the Naga talks, RN Ravi, who is also the Governor of Nagaland, of making “immature and malicious statement” on the Naga political issue in an interview published in a local daily.
In the interview, Ravi had accused the NSCN (IM) of trying to “imagine things which are not in the Framework Agreement and misleading the people,” while also blaming the NSCN (IM) for the delay in arriving at a final solution. “The delay is entirely on the part of NSCN (I-M); it appears that they are not prepared for a settlement,” he had alleged.
In a statement issued Monday, the NSCN (IM) stated that the Naga people and the NSCN are ready if the final political solution is acceptable and honourable to the Naga people. It said the political solution shall be a Naga solution.
“Contemporary realities does not mean a solution under the Union of India as that is a deviation from the historic national decision of the Naga people. The final acceptable and honourable political solution must uphold the sovereign national identity of the Nagas which includes the Naga National Flag and Constitution. This position of the NSCN is not a misinterpretation or dilution of the FA,” it stated.
The statement also suggested that the FA can be published in public domain for a realistic assessment and conclusion of the issue in view of the misinterpretation of the FA and accusation against the NSCN by Ravi.
‘Pan Naga Hoho’
The NSCN (IM) said the GoI in appreciation of the unique history and situation of the Nagas agreed that the statutory Pan Naga Hoho (PNH) shall be part of the political agreement and recognized that integration of all Naga areas as the “legitimate rights” of the Naga people.
“In a nutshell, the PNH shall be statutory body, represented by Nagas, wherever they are, from respective tribes or regions democratically. It will safeguard and promote Naga identity, integrity and interests including social, cultural and customary practices, language and dialects of various Naga tribes. It will play an advisory role in the field of promoting education and development. There will be proper representation eminent Naga personalities, women and minorities. The Chairman and its Executive members shall be in the rank of Cabinet and an eminent Naga person shall be nominated to the Rajya Sabha,” it added. (Full Text)
(Page News Service)