NSCN (I-M) lauds Naga CSOs; slams Ravi for ‘divisive’ agenda

Dimapur, Oct 26 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/26/2019 11:42:21 AM IST

With the Naga flag and constitution becoming an issue before inking an early solution to the Naga political issue, the NSCN (I-M) has lauded and appreciated the Naga civil society groups (CSOs) in “rising up to the occasion” when Nagas were confronted with a “tryst with destiny” by making their stand clear in the media.

On the other hand, NSCN (I-M), through its MIP, hit out at government of India’s Interlocutor and Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi whom it accused of going too far “ to underestimate Nagas in taking care of our legitimate historical rights” but that Naga civil society groups “stood up boldly and to prove him (RN Ravi) wrong and to show him to mind his language of divisive tone.” 

The organization also lauded the civil society organizations for “taming R.N. Ravi to be moderate and not to resort to unethical psychological pressure using threat”. 

NSCN (I-M) said the civil society organizations also demonstrated their passion and pride of Nagas’ “unique history and situation and their stand as “crowning glory of our political negotiations with the government of India, to take us where we belong.” 

NSCN (I-M) said the issue was the “foundation that we have built to take us to the solution that is honourable and acceptable.”

NSCN (I-M) further said that the civil society organizations have pointed out that “honourable and acceptable solution means honouring Naga flag and constitution” and where Nagas have not gone for so many years in their political struggle at the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives “ for getting economic packages being tabled before the Naga political groups.” 

It said the civil society organizations had done the right thing to point out where Ravi went wrong by rightfully standing up against economic packages “at the cost of our political rights” adding, it was the way “to defend political identity of Naga nationhood.”

 NSCN (I-M) maintained that Nagas cannot be simply carried away by any amount of economic packages as it was “against the sanctity of our God given rights”. 

NSCN (I-M) said Nagas have history to learn from the government of India which “should open pages of the past agreements like Shillong Accord and the 16 Point Agreement”. 

NSCN (I-M) said the above documents were the “root cause of the present Indo-Naga political problem” and so “historical blunders should not be repeated deliberately.” NSCN (I-M) alleged that Ravi had “failed utterly to consult apex CSOs of Nagas” and wondered if he was “really sincere to find an honourable solution?” 

It said Nagas have had enough of “divisive politics” and reminded Ravi to “stay clear of playing divisive-based solution”.

NSCN (I-M) said Nagas were passing through testing time to present themselves as one for their political aspiration notwithstanding petty politics of lapses. 

It said all should forgive each other in a spirit of reconciliation at this turning point of history.

NSCN (I-M) reiterated that it cannot betray the forefathers and patriots who have shown the way and also cannot deny that God had shown He will not forsake them by showing and giving them “the most beautiful rainbow flag to signify our political identity.” 

NSCN (I-M) also reiterated that it had made a commitment to God by adopting the slogan “Nagalim For Christ” and therefore urged all to stand firm “without wavering and God will do the rest”. 


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