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NSCN (IM) to hold extraordinary “national assembly” on May 31

Nagaland News

KOHIMA, MAY 30: The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) is all set to take a decisive stand on Naga political issue during the “Emergency National Assembly” tomorrow.
An NSCN insider said the extraordinary “national assembly”, which will be held at the council headquarters ~ Camp Hebron, will take a firm decision to reiterate Framework Agreement signed between the Union Government and the NSCN in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the then Home Minister and several top officials of the Home Ministry and Army.
According to NSCN source, the assembly will adopt a unanimous decision to uphold the Framework Agreement to further the peace process. The assembly will also reaffirm to stand by the Naga national principle and not to deviate from the aspiration of the people.
NSCN chairman, Q Tuccu and general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah will brief the assembly about the status of the talks with the Government of India.
Representatives from all corners of Nagalim (Nagaland) will attend the assembly.
It is understood that emergency assembly was convened to take stock of the situation against the backdrop of the impasse in the talks and most importantly the Union Government putting heavy pressure on the NSCN through various agencies and individuals. But so far the group seems to be undeterred by such pressure tactics.
Lately the Centre has apparently also managed to rally behind it some so-called tribal organisations of Nagaland State to put pressure on the outfit to sign the agreement.
But the NSCN reiterated that they will not sign the agreement without flag and the constitution.
“NSCN will never sign any agreements of re-edited of 16-Point agreement”, a senior functionary said. He said tomorrow the assembly will take a national stand on the political negotiation.
Ahead of the emergency national assembly, the State Government has urged the NSCN to resume talks with the Centre. The outfit is reportedly not in a mood to continue negotiation with the Centre due to rejection of their core demand for flag and constitution.
(Page News Service)