Dimapur, March 21: The NSCN (IM) today said that politics of “hypocrisy and flattery” is raising its ugly heads again as the Government of India is only looking for an escape route to dilute the political significance of the Framework Agreement.
Speaking on the occasion of 44th Naga Republic Day celebration at Council Headquarters, Hebron today, President of the Government of People’s Republic of Nagalim (GPRN), Q Tuccu said the world at large is keenly, watching how India handles the Framework Agreement because it has something to do with the high sounding speech of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and how he proclaimed before the world that he had solved the longest insurgency problem in Southeast Asia.
“However, the hard fact remains that the politics of “hypocrisy and flattery” is raising its ugly heads again as the Government of India is only looking for an escape route to dilute the political significance of the Framework Agreement”, he said.
Tuccu said that the NSCN (IM) has made its stand very loud and clear to the Government of India on the issue of Naga flag and constitution which are “indispensable and inviolable parts of the recognized sovereignty and unique history of the Nagas”.
He also said that the way to handle any situation that might arise has been well defined in no uncertain term during the May 31, 2022 Emergency National Assembly when the NSCN (IM) took the stand before God and before the Naga people that NSCN will uphold and protect the unique Naga history and the Naga National principle at any cost.
“We are now simply wondering how the Government of India will pick up the threads of the Indo-Naga political talks with correct narrative and not for its own convenience”, Tuccu added.
He said the absurdity of the situation regarding Indo-Naga political talks is therefore, entirely the making of the Government of India as its commitment to the Framework Agreement turned unsavoury with each passing days.
“All the way it is only ‘all bluff and bluster’. No seriousness!” he said adding this led the NSCN to the fact that the Government of India is planning clandestinely to strike the Nagas with all its state machinery.
Thus, there is trust deficit on the part of the Government of India, he further stated.
In the event of failure of talks, the GPRN President said they have to work out survival strategy.
“We must live and that this final show down must be a battle to decide our future. The fight is going to be tough, but it is to be noted that ours is not a contest of strength, it is a matter of right and wrong, just and unjust. Therefore, the truth shall triumph in the long run”, he stated.
Stating that the NSCN (IM) has carried the talks forward with total commitment and conviction, Tuccu said it is for the Government of India to put its acts together and get back the lost ground. The ball is, therefore, in the court of India, he added.
On the occasion, the GPRN President also paid homage to the great leaders who have laid down political foundation and shown the national salvation line and said they are the pillars of freedom movement and the pioneers of Naga nation.
He also called upon the people to remember the glory of Naga history and the national decision the people have taken to free themselves from the yoke of oppressors and govern the country by themselves.
Representatives of various organizations also spoke on the occasion.
(Page News Service)