Regional authorities support Naga solution based on FA
Dimapur, Sep. 27 (EMN): The Chakhesang region, Kuki Tribal Union (KTU), Konyak region, and Pangmi region of the NSCN (IM) have reaffirmed their support to the Naga solution based on the historic framework agreement (FA) on August 3, 2015, which was the follow up of the recognition by the government of India of the unique history of the Nagas and the political situation.
A press release on Sunday cautioned the government of India to exercise democratic maturity and political will to give recognition to the Naga flag and Yehzabo (constitution), which are the inherent identity of the Naga political movement.
It further stated that the Naga solution without the Naga flag and Yehzabo (constitution) would be incomplete and unacceptable to the Naga people.
In a separate statement, the Kuki Tribal Union (KTU) also resolved to continue supporting the Naga solution based on the historic framework agreement of August 3, 2015. It maintained that the Naga solution should include Naga flag and Yehzabo (constitution), without which it would not be acceptable.
The resolution to this effect was taken during an emergency meeting held at the council headquarters (CHQ), Hebron, on September 25 chaired by its president Lh. Paohao.
KTU has appealed to both the government of India and NSCN to hammer out the solution that is honourable and acceptable to the Nagas.
In another statement, the Konyak region of the NSCN (IM), has appreciated all the Nagas for relentlessly supporting the genuine cause of Naga freedom struggle.
It stated that the Konyak, being one of the major tribes among the Nagas, has played its crucial role along with the rest of the Nagas in the freedom movement since the inception of the Naga revolutionary movement.
It state that many of its elders and seniors bore the brunt of the outcome of the struggle as many have given their lives voluntarily for the cause of the Naga struggle. It added that today many homes are left without fathers, husbands, sons and some families are wiped out totally. It went on to state that not only the lives of the national workers were massacred but even the civilians are subjugated to brutalities and atrocities in the hands of the Indian military.
It also stated that the Konyak community was also left with a heavy yoke to bear the separation from one’s own blood brothers and sisters living on the other sides of the fence (stretching far to Arunachal, Assam, Myanmar and present Nagaland state).
“The very climax of selfishness of the Indian and Myanmar are seen in the demarcation and erection of pillars in the heart of the Nagas’ land without even taking into consideration the concern of the people of the land. This treacherous act has tremendously hurt the pride and the sentiment of the people,” the statement read.
It stated that nothing concrete has yielded so far in the long drawn out political conflict. Besides, it also stated that so many deeds and agreements of the past have not brought anything but only further division and hatred instilled in the minds of the people. It cautioned that until and unless, the Nagas realise and pursue for the right cause they would be left at the mercy of their adversaries.
In the light of the above stated circumstances, the NSCN-IM Konyak region has resolved to uphold and firmly support the framework agreement signed on August 3, 2015, between the government of India and the NSCN.
It further urged to peacefully settle the Indo-Naga political issue basing on the uniqueness of Naga history to co-exist as two entities with separate Naga national flag and Yehzabo (constitution).
In yet another press release, all rank and file of the Pangmi region of the NSCN (IM) have unanimously resolved to stand and support the framework agreement of August 3, 2015. Besides, it also resolved to reaffirm the stand on the Naga national flag and Yehzabo (constitution) that must form a part of the Indo-Naga political solution in order to qualify the Naga deal as honourable and acceptable.