NNC Shall Ever Stand for 1951 Plebiscite
The Naga National Council is the first political institution for the Naga people as a whole based on the social, economic and political consciousness of the people. Therefore, NNC is more than a mere political organisation but the first and the only political institution for the Naga Nation. Throughout its journey for the last 80 years, NNC came across many hurdles from time to time on account of enemy’s political games. But NNC could overcome all these problems and is surviving with God on our side. It was unfortunate that many short sighted and visionless Naga leaders fell easy prey to these spy network gimmicks and defected from NNC one after the other in the course of our turbulence political journey, however, under any circumstances the defectors cannot legally and morally represent NNC or our Naga Nation. In spite of all these NNC, the only “Mandated Political Institution” in 1951 remains strong, committed and firm as ever holding its strong fort of Sovereignty, the Naga Sovereignty based on 1951 Plebiscite. NNC shall continue to stand on this unique foundation which can never be colonised or compromised at any cost.
In 1964, a Cease-Fire Agreement was signed between the Government of India (GOI) and the Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) and political dialogue started at Prime Ministers’ level, but unfortunately, the talk failed and situation turned back to square one. In the meantime, many Naga leaders defected then separated themselves from NNC and founded new political organisations in self- style. NNC has no comment for all these organisations but in our heart of hearts we blame those agencies who conducted stage managed dramas in Nagaland continuously even to this day. Be it known to the leaders of those managing agencies that we are, today, living in the 21st century. One will not find savages in any part of the world today. Naga Nation belongs to a classless society, a purest form of democracy and as a result, we treat every human being as equal. Unless political wisdom is applied with honesty, the much talked about the so called ongoing “Solution to the Naga Political Problem” is only a far cry in the wilderness.
NNC, therefore, would like to reiterate its stand that we have no comment for other so-called political organisations who are having what they called ‘political dialogue’ with the Govt. of India. Many of them were NNC/FGN members earlier but now defected to other groups. Therefore, those defectors can no longer use NNC/FGN’s name. It is learnt that some of them are still calling themselves NNC/FGN. We want the Govt. of India to be honest and understand our point clearly that NNC/FGN is never involved in any political dialogue with any Government at the moment.
Gen (Rtd) Thinoselie M Keyho
Naga National Council
HQ, Kohima Nagaland