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NSCN says it is committed to Framework Agreement


Accuses GoI of trying to hijack outcome of talks

Dimapur, October 12: The NSCN (IM) today said it is deeply committed to the Framework Agreement and that it would stand by it at all costs in all events, and strongly opposed to imposition of one’s will on the other.
It accused the Government of India to have now started trying to twist and backtrack on their commitments and words after 22 years long intensive negotiations so that the hard-earned Framework Agreement is nullified on any pretext.
“It is surprising to see that the GoI is trying to hijack the outcome of the talks by using a section of people who are not mandated and do not represent the Naga people and the Naga national issue. It should be understood that any proposed solution that betrays the Naga national issue will be but repetition of the past mistakes,” a statement issued by its MIP stated.
“We are sure it will be a great loss for both the two peoples if we miss this finest opportunity. After all, the truth never dies. No power in history has ever destroyed it,” it added.
The NSCN (IM) stated that basing on the recognized unique history and situation of the Nagas, the Government of India and NSCN signed the historic Framework Agreement on August 3, 2015, adding, the BJP leadership under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi took bold and positive steps where it recognizes the sovereignty of the Nagas stating, in keeping with the universal principle of democracy, sovereignty of the Nagas lies with the Naga people.
“It also states inclusive durable peaceful ‘co-existence of the two entities’ based on the principle of ‘shared-sovereignty. By inclusiveness, NSCN emphasizes – inclusive of all Nagas in all areas and all aspects of agreed competencies, and it cannot be misconstrued/interpreted as Union of India,” the MIP stated.
It further said that the Naga national flag is the symbol of the recognized Naga entity. It is the covenant of God with the Naga people and the commitment of the Naga people to God. The Constitution of the Nagas is the book form of the recognized sovereignty and mutually agreed competencies.
(Page News Service)