NSCN (I-M) regions reaffirm stand on Naga flag and constitution

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/28/2020 12:40:25 PM IST

NSCN (I-M) UT, Angami region, Wancho region, Ao region, Pochury region and Naga Rengma Hills have extended unflinching support to the stand of NSCN (I-M) for a separate Naga flag and constitution. 

UT NSCN (I-M): Reaffirming to the Framework Agreement (FA) signed between the GoI and NSCN on August 3, 2015 in the presence of prime minister of India, the rank and file of NSCN (I-M) UT has extended unflinching support to the stand of NSCN (I-M). 

A press release by UT caretaker/CAO Kikheto Chishi and secretary, John M. Yim reiterated its strong support to the ongoing peace process under the collective leadership of Q. Tuccu, president, Tongmath Wangnao, the vice president and Th. Muivah, ato kilonser who is also the NSCN’s chief negotiator.  Pointing out that any solution to Naga political problem without flag and yehzabo will be a repetition of past agreements which cannot bring permanent peace, the NSCN (I-M) UT, asserted that recognising the identity and unique history of the Nagas was recognising the Naga flag and yehzabo (constitution). 

GPRN/NSCN, UT, therefore stated that, GoI must exercise its political will to solve the age old Indo-Naga political conflict based on FA and Naga national flag and yehzabo “which have been a symbol of Naga national identity even before the inception of Indian union must form part of the final agreement.” 

Angami region: NSCN/GPRN Angami region extended unflinching support to the Framework Agreement, and that it should be implemented in letter and spirit for an honourable settlement between the two entities. 

A press release by NSCN/GPRN CAO Angami region, Zeneituo Angami stated that, if the much speculated solution talk is to be concluded it should be based on FA of August 3, 2015, which will be honourable and acceptable to all Nagas. 

Wancho region: NSCN (I-M) Wancho region in a press release by caretaker CAO, Wanham Wangsa and region secretary, Khampai Wangsa reiterated to stand by the organization’s demand for recognition of Naga flag and yehzabo as part of the Naga solution. It also urged the GoI to exercise political maturity, respecting the historical and political rights of the Naga people. 

Ao region: NSCN/GPRN Ao region in a press release by CAO, P. Lima Kichu and secretary, N. Tia Jamir stated that during its meeting held on September 26, the region unanimously declared that no solution shall be honourable or acceptable without the Naga national flag and yehzabo. 

Chang region: Chang national workers held an emergency meeting at regional HQ on September 26 and unanimously reaffirmed to support the August 3, 2015. A press release by Chang region CAO, ‘lt. col’ Sipong Chang stated that, “God had given the rainbow to be inscribed on the national flag” and constitution was “our identity and historical right of the Nagas.” Chang region strongly reaffirmed to support the oldest Naga political issue in the world for early solution and also resolved not to agree on any solution without flag and constitution. 

Pochury region: Pochury Region in a press release by caretaker CAO, Tsilwatho stated its  unflinching support to the collective leadership of NSCN and the FA.  It further stated that the Naga flag and the yehzabo has to be a part of the Naga political solution as envisioned and appealed the GoI to exert more effort to expedite the negotiations sincerely as desired by the Nagas. 

Naga Rengma Hills: Naga Rengma Hills (CAA) Assam, leaders (NSCN-1M) held an emergency meeting on September 26, at Dimapur, wherein the house briefed on the ongoing Indo- Naga peace talk. A press release by Naga Rengma hills (CAA) region secretary and Naga Rengma hills (CAA) EO appealed the GoI to bring an amicable lasting Naga political solution that will be honourable and acceptable. It also stated that without Naga national flag and yehzabo, political solution for the Nagas aspiration will not be honourable and acceptable. 

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