FA based on principle of sovereignty: NSCN-IM

Newmai News Network
DIMAPUR, MAY 7: The NSCN-IM, while notifying that 'Naga Plebiscite Day' will be commemorated on May 16, said that the political significance of Naga Plebiscite Day of May 16, 1951 had been bolstered by the Amsterdam Joint Communiqué of July 11, 2002, regarding recognition of the unique history and situation of the Naga people and the Framework Agreement of August 3, 2015 demonstrating that Nagalim was never a part of the Indian Union or Myanmar either by consent or conquest".
Secondly, the NSCN-IM said the Framework Agreement of August 3, 2015 was signed based on the principle of sovereignty.
"Since sovereignty constitutes the identity of a Nation, the sovereign Nagalim National flag and the sovereign Nagalim National constitution are duly recognized and acknowledged in letter and spirit of the Framework Agreement," it added.
The statement of the NSCN-IM also said that it is "our bounden duty towards our Naga Nation to be steadfast in our commitment and uphold the sanctity of the Naga national principle".
Meanwhile, the NSCN-IM said that, pursuant to Joint Council Meeting held on April 30, 2024, at the Council Headquarters, Hebron (NSCN-IM headquarters near Dimapur), the Naga Plebiscite Day of May 16, 1951, will be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer at the General Headquarters Church, Naga Army.
It then informed all the NSCN-IM members and GPRN functionaries to attend the celebration and be a part of this "historic event".