Thursday, August 18, 2022

GoI trying to push through newedited version of 16-PA: NSCN (I-M)

NSCN (I-M) has accused the Government of India (GoI) of “desperately trying to push through a new edited version of 16-Point Agreement (16-PA) at the cost of betraying the Framework Agreement (FA)” signed between both sides on August 3, 2015.
Expressing regret over the state of affairs vis-à-vis the ongoing Naga peace process, NSCN (I-M) through its MIP alleged that “rogue elements are pushing around with the blessings of the Government of India targeting the destruction of Framework Agreement”.
NSCN (I-M) stated that nowhere in the world had such unethical political manoeuvre was witnessed. It alleged that “destructive forces” were being sponsored by the very power that engaged with it to bring Naga political solution since the talks began in 1997 after signing the historic second Indo-Naga Ceasefire.
“The elements of perfidy, deceit, duplicity, double dealings and treachery had been planted by Government of India’s intelligence agencies in the same manner when the State of Nagaland was created under the 16-Point Agreement,” the statement added.
NSCN (I-M) claimed that when NNPGs convener N. Kitovi Zhimomi travelled to Arunachal Pradesh to meet Nagas of Tirap, Longding and Changlang, he was escorted by Assam Rifles personnel. NSCN (I-M) further said that some Naga civil society organisations (CSOs) were made to declare support to the Agreed Position under duress, claiming that the main reason was Tirap, Longding and Changlang (TLC) district organisation was headed by a close relative of Tikhak, ato kilonser of NSCN (R) of NNPGs. This was followed by another meeting in Guwahati called by AK Mishra, it added.
NSCN (I-M) said that since the confused bona fide Arunachal Pradesh Naga leaders wanted to know the reality of the actual status of the Indo-Naga political talks and requested Hebron to update them the actual position, a meeting was convened at Hebron on June 29. However, it said that only some heavyweight political leaders, village council chiefs, GB Council, Naga Hoho (Arunachal unit), Arunachal Naga Students’ Union and some people turned up at their own risk.
NSCN (I-M) claimed that these Naga CSOs who could come to Hebron said in a very clear manner that they were for genuine Naga political solution and not otherwise.
Others who could not come were dejected and conveyed that Arunachal Pradesh administration, police and Assam Rifles had warned and stopped them from proceeding to Hebron, NSCN (I-M) claimed.
NSCN (I-M) asserted that such conduct engineered by government of India was more a nuisance than a catastrophe, but could be avoided if sincerity and democratic transparency were not stored in cold storage.
Stating that such undermining of Naga political issue by resorting to a highly demeaning manner was the most annoying thing at this crucial stage of Naga political process, NSCN (I-M) declared that along with Naga people it would not accept toxic divisive policy to repeat the past blunder.


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