Member of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) and general secretary of Naga Hoho, Neingulo Krome on Sunday said Naga parliamentarians should not be apprehensive about Naga issue but bighearted and be ready to accept new responsibilities.
On the shared sovereignty concept mooted by India’s interlocutor RS Pandey for finding solution to Naga problem, Krome reacted to the idea saying “sovereignty cannot be shared by two nations.” On this, the Government of India should come up with a little more clarification as what they meant by “shared sovereignty.”
On some Indian intellectuals’ comments that Nagas already enjoyed unprecedented leverage under Article 371A of the Constitution, Krome said it was below Jammu and Kashmir status. The Jammu and Kashmir had even a separate Constitution, he added.
According to NEPS Krome said that neighboring communities like Meiteis, Assamese and Arunachali felt threatened by the coming of solution to Naga issue, Naga Hoho leader said they should appreciate the reality of their movement and struggle, while Nagas also should reciprocate to their feelings and apprehensions.
Naga Hoho leader also said he was overwhelmed by the positive results pouring in through “A Covenant of Common Hope” which was agreed upon by leaders of various Naga underground groups.
Disclosing that they could successfully organize seven Chiang Mai Meets since May 2008, Krome said the first two meets still failed to mend ways amongst leaders of various factions. However “soccer match” organised amongst them at Chiang Mai itself broke the ice after the third Chiang Mai meet.
The former Human Rights activist also disclosed that top leaderships of the factions were yet to meet. “They have expressed their willingness to meet,” Krome said. NSCN (IM) Chairman Isak Chishi Swu had even talked NSCN (K) Chairman SS Khaplang over phone at least three times during our presence at Chiang Mai. “This is a great moment indeed and huge positive towards the reconciliation process. The only problem is bringing them on the same table. This is not that easy.”
On Muivah’s reported adamant towards unity and reconciliation, the Naga Hoho General Secretary denied such development. He further stated his (Muivah) lieutenants were “more arrogant” than him.