NSCN (IM) hits out at SC Jamir, Zhimomi
Dimapur, Feb. 22 (EMN): The NSCN (IM) on Tuesday claimed that Convener of Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC-NNPG) N Kitovi Zhimomi is toying with the rejected 16-Point Agreement, “not knowing how to handle the Naga political issue”.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the NSCN (IM) said that the group is aware of Zhimomi’s interaction with “a select media” in Delhi.
It described Zhimomi as “a pseudo Naga nationalist who only champion the political interests of the Government of India (GoI)” and also alleged that he took “shelter in the camps of the Indian Army as arranged by his mentor Dr. SC Jamir” and tried to eliminate the NSCN cadres.
‘The Agreed Position signed between the GoI and WC-NNPG is a mere re-edited version of the 16- Point Agreement which was condemned and rejected by the Naga people,’ read the statement, adding that Zhimomi wasted no effort to defend the 16-Point Agreement where there is no place for the Nagas living outside Nagaland.
“Kitovi says a Naga revolutionary has to be pragmatic and build peace with India. He is simply parroting what his mentor SC Jamir has been talking about throughout, that the Nagas has to accept the 16-Point Agreement to build peace with India. What has been rejected by the Naga people years ago cannot be brought back to live to build peace with India,” read the statement.
It added that “peace is not something which would come by suppressing the political identity of the Nagas”.
The NSCN (IM) also hit out at former Nagaland Chief Minister and Governor SC Jamir over his recent article where he claimed that ‘there is no mention of sovereignty and integration in the Framework Agreement (FA) signed in 2015’.
It stated that SC Jamir had exposed his dogmatic political mentality in his recent article by feigning ignorance of the political meaning of the FA to find ground for defending his brainchild 16-Point Agreement. It added that “sharing the sovereign power” and “enduring inclusive new relationship of peaceful co-existence of the two entities” are clearly mentioned in the FA.
“Needless to say, integration is an integral part of the Framework Agreement. What is sovereignty when there is no integration? What is sovereignty when other Nagas outside Nagaland state are left out?” it asked.