NSCN (IM) miffed with GoI over seeking guidance from Jamir
Dimapur, May 16 (EMN): The NSCN (IM) has upset over the government of India seeking guidance from former Governor of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa, SC Jamir on the protracted Naga political issue.
The root of the never-ending Naga political problem lies in the 16-Point Agreement and the only living person and one of the architects of the accord is Dr. SC Jamir, stated NSCN (IM).
“Significantly, nothing is more annoying for the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) when the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), GoI, is hobnobbing with SC Jamir,” read the press release, which was issued close on the heels of Jamir’s meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi.
A 10-member delegation of NSCN (IM) also had talks with the Centre’s interlocutor for Naga peace talks, AK Mishra, in the national capital on May 12 and the 13th but it ended with no breakthrough.
The NSCN (IM) accused Jamir of “scheming with the Centre to destroy the very foundation of the Naga political identity that the Naga people have shed blood, sweat and tears over the decades”.
It went on to claim that Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had made a statement in the Lok Sabha expressing his desire to meet AZ Phizo in London but Jamir got in the way by writing a threatening letter to the first Chief Minister of Nagaland, Shilu Ao in an attempt to stop the proposed meeting.
The then CM and his colleagues in Nagaland fall in line with Jamir’s threatening letter and “what followed was that peace could not prevail in Nagaland and many precious lives were lost,” it stated, adding that the same person is continuing to defend the 16-Point Agreement. “Why is the GoI not willing to learn from history and why is the GoI giving space to Jamir to block a genuine, honourable and lasting solution to the Indo-Naga political issue?” it asked, adding that ‘the 16-Point Agreement, which was rejected and condemned by the Naga people years ago, can never be brought back as the basis for the Naga political solution’.