Solution should be based on principles of FA: Tuccu

DIMAPUR, SEP 21 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/21/2019 11:07:50 AM IST

NSCN (I-M) chairman Q.Tuccu explained about the latest progress of “protracted Indo- Naga peace talk which has entered 22 years adding, that it would pave the way for a permanent peace and development in all Naga inhabited areas.

This was stated in a press release by ex-president of All Sümi Students Union, Hukiye Tissca. The release stated that Tuccu who was with other top leaders of the NSCN (I-M) said this to a delegation of thousands of Sümi delegates from various frontal organisations, at a meeting in Camp Hebron on September 19.
In the meeting, Tuccu said the NSCN (I-M) would proceed “ as per the principles laid down in the framework agreement with the government of India”. He also expressed confidence that the government of India was matured to resolve the issue through mutual respect “as per the unique history of the Naga political issue, which has been recognised by successive Indian government.” On reconciliation, Tuccu said the process with other seven (7) NNPGs was “already an ongoing process” and that no one has closed doors on each other. He however reiterated that reconciliation was also the responsibility of each tribal unit to interact with their members of other groups in order to facilitate the process since it was inappropriate to invite each other at this stage.
The NSCN (I-M) chairman maintained that Naga issue was seven-decade old and remained alive due to the sacrifices made by the predecessors and expressed hope that the peace talk would “conclude logically, as per the provisions laid down in the framework agreement.”
He said the sacrifices made by Nagas in the past was to ensure that they (Nagas) led a dignified life and for the future younger generations to meet their aspiration with better quality of life. Tuccu maintained that NSCN was a “people’s government” which will heed the voice and views of the people while assuring the delegates that any final accord will be after taking the Naga people’s mandate and opinion.
Senior representative of Sümi citizens and other delegates recalled, that as children, they grew up seeing only one faction and one religion but that today there are eight (8) groups and 32 church denominations adding that it was unfortunate that all Nagas today, were burdened to sustain all of them. The delegates said Nagas should be united and cast all personal differences aside as it has become “frustrating and difficult to drag on any further.” 
On the framework agreement, they stressed that “basic broad guidelines and the need of the hour was to layout clear mutually acceptable modalities” to implement a post honourable final accord.
They also maintained that constitutional provisions and other demands were public-centric issue related subject with governance and functional aspects, affecting all Naga inhabited areas. The delegate leaders also said that in case there were bottlenecks with the government of India, then consultation should be held and that the best option available for Nagas, to preserve their unique identity and honour, as per the provisions of the framework agreement be deliberated to benefit all Nagas.
They also said that since the government of India has accepted almost all competencies, hence “mutual understanding and positive approach would pave a way” that was acceptable to both entities. They also pointed out that present Interlocutor R.N.Ravi should continue till a final accord was signed as he (Ravi) understood the core issues also. They said any new Interlocutor at this critical stage of the negotiations “may take time to comprehend the complex Naga issue and hurt the Naga sentiments” and also only further delay the process for an early solution.


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