By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 17: NSCN-IM has categorically stated that the decades old political dialogue with the Government of India cannot be left to be solved by time or left to be exploded.
That will be too costly. If this second chance is missed again, Government of India and NSCN will be answerable to the peoples of both parties and the generations to come in particular and to the peoples of the world in general. Then, they cannot blame heaven and earth, but it is they who are to be blamed, the NSCN/GPRN asserted in a statement.
Realizing that Indo-Naga conflict is political not military or domestic problem of India, the Government of India invited leaders of NSCN-IM leaders, which according to the statement is the one and only authentic political organization of the Naga people for political talks at the highest level without any condition.
Finally, Government of India and NSCN as two entities engaged in a series of talks leading to the signing of a cease-fire agreement on 1st August, 1997.
The Nagas are not asking for a piece of land from India. They have their own land only to be recognized by the aggressor States. Nagas are not begging for sovereignty from India. Nagas are also a sovereign people. Sovereignty is not a commodity that can be given or taken away by others. Freedom and sovereignty are inherent rights of peoples and Nations, it asserted.
The Nagas are not asking for a flag from India or others. Recognize it or not, the Nagas too have their own National flag. Naga flag is the symbol of their recognized unique entity and sovereignty. Nagas are not praying to India for a constitution. The Nagas too have their own Constitution called Yehzabo, the foundation and source of their laws through which they have been running their own Government for centuries, it continued.
The politics of the Nagas is but to decide their future by themselves and manage their affairs by themselves without interference from others. The spirit of self-determination is greater than the command of a dictator. The spirit of co-operation and co-ordination is stronger than the force of coercion.
“However, we are bound to coexist with others as a unique entity in harmony with the Divine law of interdependent relationship. It should be understood that the spirit of co-existence is stronger than that of the forced union”, asserted the militant outfit.
The historic ‘Framework Agreement’ was signed between the Government of India and NSCN (IM) in the eye of the whole world on August 3, 2015.
“We are pretty sure that this Framework Agreement solves the chronic problems of the Nagas and the Indians as well.
This agreement will bring not only the cherished solution and genuine peace in the land, but also build the material development of the Nagas and rebuild the psychology and relation of the two peoples damaged by the bloody war”, read the statement issued by NSCN (IM).
Exuding confidence that it (Framework Agreement) will certainly bring a lasting solution, the outfit asserted that no problem is too big or too hard to solve if it is tackled through mutual trust and respect by the parties involved.
In keeping with the spirit and letter of the Framework Agreement, NSCN (IM) is deeply committed to solving the problem in spite of hurdles here and there, it added.