NSCN (IM) reiterates stand on separate flag, constitution for Nagas
Dimapur, Oct. 15 (EMN): The NSCN (IM) on Friday accused the Indian government of “violating the historical and political rights of the Naga people for more than six decades” and indulging in divisive policy in the name of finding political solution for the Nagas.
The group, which recently resumed talks with the government of India after a gap of nearly two years, issued a statement claiming that ‘the huge burden of the Naga political issue that the GoI is struggling to unload is not the making of the Naga people’.
Talking about the two issues — Naga national flag and constitution (yehzabo) – that are “holding up the Naga solution under the ongoing Indo-Naga political talk”, the NSCN (IM) stated that “made in India collaborators” have been planted to confuse and hoodwink the Nagas with its promises without political commitment to fulfil like in the past but it is “no longer naive enough to be carried away by such an outrageous flattery”.
“The chequered history of the Indo-Naga political issue is clear enough before us, with accords and agreements that were never meant to be implemented in letter and spirit. Naturally, the Nagas are still haunted by this flamboyant show of dealing on the Naga issue,” read the press statement.
The group went on to accuse the India government of trying to trap the Naga people again to accept a ‘post solution’ offer to speed up the Naga talk. “Significantly, the bitter lesson of the past is driving away the NSCN from giving any face value after seeing through the crafty wickedness of the offer,” it stated.
“NSCN’s stand is loud and clear that it would not follow the forbidden route to the Naga solution that is linked to foregoing the Naga national flag and Constitution which is the face of the Naga political struggle and identity. That would be no better than making comical entity out of the Naga solution. The Naga flag with divine origin cannot be traded or bargained to make the Nagas as infidel people,” it added.