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FA only basis for solution: NSCN(I-M)

DIMAPUR, SEP 11 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/11/2020 1:19:07 PM IST

NSCN (I-M) in a statement through its convenor steering committee ‘maj’ (retd) Hutovi Chishi has said the “Indo-Naga political talks” which has reached a critical state, has drawn wide attention against the desire among both Nagas and Indians for early solution.

NSCN (I-M) however reiterated that “Naga solution cannot be brought at the cost of compromising our historical and political rights”. It said the 16 Point Agreement and the Shillong Accord, were “nothing but political flattery to suppress the legitimate Naga political movement.”

According to NSCN (I-M) the “historic Framework Agreement” signed on August 3,2015 with the government of India under prime minister Narendra Modi “is the only political process to bring solution that is honourable and acceptable.” 

NSCN (I-M) said the Framework Agreement was not published in public domain after its signing since “competencies were yet to be worked out” . 

 NSCN (I-M) said any agreement signed under the Indian constitution could be openly published “like others do” but since FA and competencies were worked out “outside the box” solution needed caution till its completion. 

On use of ‘Nagaland’ instead of ‘Nagalim’ in the FA, NSCN (I-M) said that the former came in use after late A.Z. Phizo formed the Naga Central government on March 22,1956 and renamed it as ‘Federal Government of Nagaland in 1959.”

It said ‘Nagalim’, derived from Ao indigenous dialect “Lim” which stands for land, was adopted in April 1996 at its Gilgal camp to mean all Naga areas within India and Burma. Also it said since “Nagaland/Nagalim” carries same meaning as in Tatar Hoho for parliament, Yaruiwo for president, Kedallo for vice president, thus ‘Nagaland’ was used in the Framework Agreement.

According to NSCN (I-M) the Naga flag is the only identity of the Naga people and without it there is no other way to go forward. NSCN (I-M) further reiterated that Naga constitution or Yehzabo was paramount for governance but since many Naga political government have their Yehzabos, a provision for the Naga constitution was being negotiated with the government of India for negotiation. NSCN(I-M) said its Yehzabo would be properly drafted after solution and with consultations with experts, intellectual and professionals drawn from Nagalim including international constitutional experts. 

In this regard, the Convenor ‘maj’(Retd)Hutovi Chishi appealed to people to be patient and allow the Naga talk team to secure Naga historical and political rights on the basis of FA and competencies that were on the verge of completion. 

 

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