Hoho questions areas of truce pact
Newmai News Network
DIMAPUR, Jul 29 : The Naga Hoho has submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urging a clarification on the progress and position of the Framework Agreement which was signed between the NSCN (IM) and the Government of India on August 3, 2015.
Even as the Naga people have been expecting a timely settlement to the ongoing political dialogue, the Government of India had declared on Ocotber 31, 2019 that the peace talks have concluded but AFSPA continues to be enforced despite the ceasefire pact, said the Naga Hoho and recalled how six NSCN (IM) cadres were gunned down on July 11 in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Naga Hoho said all principles and framework agreed upon must be respected and not be changed unitarily. It further said that the 2001 Bangkok Agreement clearly stated that Ceasefire shall be without territorial limit “but the ceasefire covers only to the State of Nagaland”.
The many agreements signed in the have not yielded any honourable settlement so far, it said and added that the Nagas feel it is due to lack of honest political will and sincerity from the successive Governments of India.
According to the memorandum, the Nagas remember and treasure “your words and assurance of the 3rd August 2015 on the historic signing of the Framework Agreement when you said, ‘I have deepest admiration for the great Naga people for their extraordinary support to the peace efforts’”.