Nagaland Tribes Council urges GoI to ink Naga political solution before Assembly election
Dimapur, Jan. 11 (EMN): The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has urged the Centre to ink the final agreement of the decades old Naga Political issue before the upcoming Assembly election to strengthen the confidence between the people of Nagaland and Government of India (GoI), and usher in lasting peace and progress.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, NTC called out the “silence” of GoI and the delay in resolving the Naga political issue even after three years of negotiations between the NSCN (IM) and the WC-NNPG with the GoI, though the dialogue had officially completed on October 31, 2019.
“The NTC has submitted representations to the Honourable Prime Minister time and again for early resolution of the vexed Naga political issue as the people are yearning for true peace in the land but not that of pseudo peace.
“Initially, showing its sincerity the GoI has included in the standing Parliamentary Committee the Naga political issue and laid its report that read as follows: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, GoI, had laid and tabled its report on both the Houses of Parliament vide Report No. 213, Quote: ‘Two Hundred Thirteenth Report, Security Situation In The North Eastern States Of India (Presented to Rajya Sabha on July 19, 2018), (laid on the table of Lok Sabha on July 19, 2018),” it read.
NTC also highlighted the “willingness” of the state legislators and the members of parliament to solve the protracted Naga political issue, from the formation of the Parliamentary Committee on Naga Political Issue (PCCoNPI) and adopting its final 4-point resolution in their July 16, 2022 meeting.
“The ball for settlement of the protracted Naga political issue before Election to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly 2023, which is the long cherished dream of the Naga populace in general and the negotiating parties of the Naga political groups (NPGs) in particular, is in the court of the GoI now. This is the time to test the trustworthiness and sincerity of the GoI towards the people of Nagaland,” it added.