India using Nagas to usurp Framework Agreement, says NSCN (IM)
Dimapur, July 14 (EMN): The NSCN (IM) has alleged that the main objective of the Working Committee, Naga National Political groups (WC-NNPG) is to create havoc among the Nagas, engineered by India using the Nagas to usurp the Framework Agreement signed on August 3, 2015.
A joint statement by the Wancho Region and Pangmi Region of the NSCN (IM) stated that ‘in retrospection of the Naga history, it is vividly seen that the Nagas were not always free from being used by the outside invaders to contain the Nagas’.
It alleged that the Agreed Position of the WC-NNPG, without an iota of doubt, ‘is nothing more than the 16-Point Agreement of 1960 which was outrightly rejected by the Nagas at large’.
It also wondered ‘why some Naga leaders from Arunachal Pradesh, who wanted to know the factual status of the Indo-Naga political talks, were stopped from reaching Hebron on June 29 June and July 9’.
“However, many Naga civil society organisations (CSOs) from Tirap, Changlang and Longding of Arunachal Pradesh were able to attend the meeting to have fruitful interactions at Hebron Camp,” it stated.
“Significantly, the CSOs with clear political consciousness affirmed by raising hands that they fully support the Framework Agreement as it covered not only the present Nagaland state but also all the Nagas of the India occupied Naga territories in present Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and even Myanmar,” it added.
“Therefore, the Naga CSOs of Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) appealed to both the Government of India and the NSCN leadership to bring out the Naga political settlement based on the Framework Agreement at the earliest possible time in the best interest of both the two entities,” it continued.