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NSCN (IM) lambastes NPCC

By EMN Updated: Mar 17, 2021 12:17 am

Dimapur, March 16 (EMN): NSCN (IM) has accused the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) of turning a blind eye to the ‘political meaning’ of the Framework Agreement “to suit their own narrative to oppose Naga solution”.

A statement issued through its MIP on Tuesday claimed that the NPCC was reflecting the “anti-Naga ideological mentality” of Jawaharlal Nehru, which it said was ironic because it was during the time of PV Narasimha Rao as Congress Prime Minister of India that Indo-Naga political issue was given a serious kick-off that eventually led to the signing of 1997 Indo-Naga ceasefire.

“The Indo-Naga political talks that started in right earnest resulted in giving recognition to the uniqueness of Naga history and political situation in 2002. It was on this basis that the historic Framework Agreement was signed on the 3rd August, 2015. The political identity of the Naga people was well crafted here to give sovereign identity to the Nagas as supported by the historical and political rights,” it read.

It stated that the Indo-Naga history was like an open book where the “blunders of history” like the 9 Point Agreement, 16 Point Agreement and Shillong Accord were all crafted “not for Naga solution but to flatter and fatten a certain section of Nagas who still continue to enjoy the highest security and privileges from the Government of India for their service and loyalty at the cost of Naga peoples’ historical and political rights”.

“Unfortunately, the Naga Congress leaders refused to learn any lesson from history and choose to continue with their obstinate behaviour to oppose the political contents of the Framework Agreement, signalling their inclination to forego anything to do with Naga sovereign identity as clearly mentioned in Framework Agreement and go for the solution for the people of Nagaland state only. We find this idea totally abhorrent as this reflect the Nehru’s dehumanising of Naga people’s political right.

“ They deliberately close their eyes while studying the Framework Agreement and foul-mouthed that there is no mention of sovereignty in Framework Agreement. This is not different from the same political stand taken by Nehru who chose to defile the political sanctity of the Naga people. No wonder the genesis of Naga people’s human rights violation and suffering started with Congress regime under Nehru who sent thousands of Indian security forces to forcefully occupy Nagalim,” read the statement. 

NSCN(IM) further claimed that there were various political leaders and intellectuals who were harping on “Going Back to Egypt” theory for “meeting their vested interests at the cost of the Nagas’ common rights and identity, without considering the risk involved that will ultimately lead to the loss of our future, our identity, our history and our birth rights”.

It said that it could not  “afford to let the Nagas become a lost tribe”.

“The journey that has begun more than decades back cannot be aborted midway under any circumstances. Notwithstanding the dithering stand of the Government of India, NSCN is not going to succumb but stick to the Framework Agreement for the Naga solution,” it read.

By EMN Updated: Mar 17, 2021 12:17:21 am