Friday, August 12, 2022

NSCN (I-M) counters claim of talks having been officially concluded on Oct 31, 2019

Drawing attention to repeated mention by the Parliamentary Committee on the Naga political issue (PCoNPI) that talks had concluded on October 31, 2019, MIP of NSCN (I-M) countered that had the “Indo-Naga political talks” concluded on October 31, 2019 then a joint statement should have been the norm and not the “unilateral statement by RN Ravi”. Further, MIP said, Ravi may have concluded talks with NNPGs but that was not the story with NSCN (I-M).
In a statement, MIP said had that been so, then even NSCN (I-M) would have “taken the pleasure to share with the Naga people with much jubilation.”
MIP said Ravi has used “strong words against NSCN talk team” to conclude talks by October 31,2019. MIP said Ravi’s words were “an ugly ultimatum day served to NSCN by GoI, with threats and war psychosis”. However, it said NSCN (I-M) was “unnerved and stood their ground and flatly refused to toe the line of Naga solution as drawn by Ravi.”
According to MIP, the fact is that Ravi had miserably failed to work out the competency as per the principle of the Framework Agreement (FA) wherein the last para read: “the two sides agreed that within this framework agreement details and execution plan will be worked out and implemented shortly”.
However, it said the Ravi never picked up the follow up action on competency.
Despite Ravi’s claim that all talks concluded on October 31,2019, MIP claimed that formal talks were held on November 9, 2019 and again on January 30,2020.
MIP reminded that officially, the FA signed on August 3, 2015 had resolved the principle issues and therefore, prime minister Narendra Modi “himself had made known to the world, that he had solved the longest insurgency movement in Southeast Asia.”
Thus, MIP said the 3rd para of the FA read: “ It is a matter of satisfaction that dialogue between the government of India and the NSCN has successfully concluded and we are confident it will provide an enduring inclusive new relationship of peaceful co-existence of the two entities.”
However, MIP noted that the “sore point is the non-action on competency”.
In this regard, MIP pointed out the members of the PCoNPI “ should exercise intuition” that something was amiss that talks have been officially concluded on October 31,2019. It stressed on the need for following political maturity and pragmatism and go by established respect “to find the Naga political solution, so near, yet gone missing.”
NSCN (I-M) asserted that there was no documentary evidence appended by GoI representative and Naga political groups that talks had been concluded as in the case of FA.


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