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Nagas will never surrender their rights: NSCN (I-M)

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 8/26/2018 11:58:48 AM IST

 The NSCN in order to make known its firm stand once again on the Naga Sacred Cause vis-à-vis the Indo-Naga political negotiation release this statement for those who insist to remain obstinate to the historical and legitimate rights of the Nagas even after the Government of India (GoI) officially recognized the Naga history as unique for which the historic Framework Agreement was signed between the two entities to peacefully co-exist with shared sovereignty on 3rd August, 2015 to usher in a new era. The Framework Agreement guarantees to safeguard the future of the Nagas. Mutually benefitting both the entities, in return, the Framework Agreement will solve the chronic problem of India, which is her security in the eastern frontier. 

The vested interest within and outside will not understand the sweat, blood and tears which the peace loving Nagas has shed and sacrificed all these years just to live in dignity deserving of indigenous people’s rights to decide their own future. The adversaries are portraying confusion through printed and other social media that loyalty and national aspiration vanished into thin air despite the repeated clarifications on the issue of the Naga sovereignty and integration. The NSCN had at no point of time in the negotiation with the GoI all these years softened its stand on the Naga history, identity and inherent rights of all the Nagas. 

The fundamental principles of the two relationships that fully respect the aspiration and legitimate rights of the Nagas and recognition of their unique history and situations and committed to a peaceful co-existence in an inseparably inclusive relationship sharing sovereign powers is the basis of the 3rd August, 2015 Indo-Naga Framework Agreement. So, the question of ceding into Indian federation is nothing but a desperate attempt to deceive the people so that the Nagas’ cry for justice is reduced to barrenness. To such a rampant propaganda(s), the Nagas need not pay heed but in perseverance grow stronger in faith to the Almighty God asking His kingdom to be established in Nagalim soon. The Nagas will never surrender their rights. The Naga National Movement spearheaded by the NSCN is a people’s movement. 

The ‘uniqueness of Naga history” is an unparallel account to any other merged state(s) which has continued resistance to colonialism since the British rule, where each Naga villages since time immemorial lived a democratic republic and exercise their sovereignty. Unlike other Maharajas or kingdoms, no Naga chief ever assented to join the Indian federal union. Hence, the Nagas’ right for self-determination is a derivative of biological, cultural, history and political. Therefore, the NSCN is prepared to go to any length against those trying to sabotage the ongoing Indo-Naga peace process as we believe that no one has the right to dictate the fate of others for their own convenience.

Hon’ble Gen. (Retd) Kholi Konyak, the Vice-President in nobility has conveyed in his Speech on the 72nd Naga Independence Day that “we will honor and respect the history and the rights of other peoples and Nations. We are also ready to understand together with our neighbors on issues of each others’ history and rights provided they come with rational and realistic approach. We do not want to live in hostility with our neighbors, but a peaceful co-existence with our neighbors and peoples respecting each other’s history and rights is what we want and, this, we want our neighbors to appreciate, because at the end of the day Naga political solution will be beneficial to them too”. Not just the neighbors of the Nagas, but will be beneficial to all in the strife torn part of the world.  Kuknalim!!!

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