NNC disowns misleading statement
Dimapur, Dec. 12 (EMN): Naga National Council (NNC) was alarmed by certain misleading statements by some Naga groups concerning the Naga national affairs.
NNC has issued this statement following the recently meeting of the Central Executive Council (CEC) in its office at Chedema Peace Camp, Chedema, on November 24.
On the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) public statement signed by 34 Nagas claiming that it met with NNC/FGN 37 times, NNC clarified that it has a record of such meeting only two times – one on July 29, 2008, and the other on February 14, 2009. It stated that the remaining 35 times whom and how FNR met with were not in the knowledge of the NNC.
NNC has also contended with the proposed FNR “Naga Day” on January 10, 2018, in coinciding with the date the Naga Club met the Indian Statutory Commission, popularly known as “Simon Commission.” Stating that January 10, 1929, was a landmark in Naga history, it reminded FNR that Nagas have more important Naga national days such as Naga Republic Day of March 22, Naga Voluntary Plebiscite Day of May 16, Naga Independence Day of Ausgut 14. Stating that those were hard earned Naga national days through blood and tears, it advised FNR to go forward, not backward.
On Lt. Gen. (Retd) Thinoselie M Keyho’s comment on the Framework Agreement of August 3, 2015, the NNC has termed as outrageous and not acceptable by the Naga National Council. It has countered the state of Thinoselie who had reported stated that “We all accept the fact that the NSCN (IM) has done many good and positive things for the Naga nation.” It stated that “Nothing can be far from the truth then such an irresponsible statement.”
To refresh the writer’s memory, it stated that the formation of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) was a direct violation of Lakhuti Resolution 2.
On the statement of United Naga Tribes Association on Border Areas (UNTABA) representation to NSCN (IM) Ato Kilonser, it stated the “9 Point Agreement” was negotiated at one point of time between the Naga National Council and the Assam Governor Akbar Hydari representing India. But finally the said proposal/agreement was not accepted by both the NNC and the Indian authority of the day. It, therefore, stated that it was erroneous and would be committing political blunder to say that “ the sole political reason on which the Naga people joined the Union of India.”
A press release issued by NNC Central Executive Council stated that there was nothing as such on the part of NNC that had committed Nagas to join the Union of India. It further affirmed that NNC representing all Nagas is maintaining and asserting the sovereign right of independence till today.
NSCN (IM) assures solution at right time
Dimapur, Dec. 12 (EMN): Making an analogy that successful treatment of any sickness depends on the right diagnosis of the disease, vice president of NSCN (IM) Gen. (retired) Kholi Konyak stated that a correct assessment of the causative factors to any problem is the key to get it resolved successfully.
Kholi Konyak stated this in his address at the winter session of tatar hoho held at CHQ Hebron on December 12.
Addressing the members, Kholi reminded of its vowed commitment and responsibility to get right assessment of the all factors causing national problems at the moment and take the right decision to get them resolved at the right time.
“Let us be aware of elements that are trying to undo the roadmap laid for finalising the ongoing Indo-Naga political negotiation with an honourable and mutually acceptable solution,” Kholi said.
He further reminded the house that ‘no force on earth could manage to destroy our nation in the past and in the present, neither can any force destroy us in future,’ because by the grace of God Naga political and historical rights have been secured with the 3rd August 2015 Framework Agreement.
He has also sought the divine guidance and blessing upon every policy so that no mistake is committed n the path towards finding an honourable settlement at the earliest.
The vice president has also sought the divine providence to sustain every one spiritually, physically and politically. He has further paid homage to the martyrs of Naga nation, whose supreme sacrifices have shaped the future destiny.