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WC discloses 3 points conveyed to PAM

DIMAPUR, OCT12 (NPN): | Publish Date: 10/12/2020 1:37:11 PM IST

Working Committee (WC) of the seven-member NNPGs has reacted to the statement issued by the Political Affairs Mission (PAM) of the NPF over a meeting held between the two sides on October 12 at Chümoukedma as appeared in local dailies.

WC media cell admitted that the meeting took place and the issue of reconciliation process among Naga political groups was also discussed but not as claimed by PAM. According to WC, it had clearly spelt out to PAM delegates that when it could have dialogue with the Indian government it was also prepared to meet anyone or any group of “Naga brothers”.

WC said it shared three points with PAM at the October 12 meeting. WC said the first was that since Naga groups- WC, NNPGs and NSCN (I-M) and the government of India- were “very close to finalising details of a relationship between Nagas and Indians”; it would be wiser to “focus more on solution that on reconciliation”; when much effort fell short and there was to be only “one Indo-Naga political solution.”

Secondly, WC said it had conveyed to PAM that there were two schools of thoughts among Naga groups-that the door was open and Naga political groups under WC, NNPGs “must reconcile under Framework Agreement of NSCN (I-M).” WC said if this was still the idea and criteria of reconciliation then “it would be a mockery, an insult to the very theme of Naga reconciliation.” WC said there are seven Naga groups under WC, NNPGs, each maintaining their political stand, ideology and coexistence as equals, which it added, was “the real reconciliation before man and God”. 

It maintained that reconciliation “must benefit all Nagas and not serve the single purpose and objective of one group” and reminded that “the rise and ebb of FNR remains a stirring example” which has pained the Nagas. 

Thirdly, it was conveyed to PAM that the ‘Agreed Position’ (AP) arrived at in the three years of its political negotiations with the government of India pertained to the historical and political position and status Nagas agreed which was acknowledged by the government of India’s Interlocutor. WC said the post-solution political structure based on Naga political and historical rights have been worked out during over 60 rounds of dialogue. This included sovereign rights of Nagas in Nagaland, Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Further, WC said copies of status paper of talks were passed on to all elected representatives, intellectuals and apex tribal bodies.

WC also said it conveyed to PAM that the path to reconciliation for NSCN (I-M) was for it to declare to Naga tribes, civil societies and general public, details of is negotiated document and post-solution arrangement without which Nagas would not agree. WC added “transparency will be the soul of Naga solution and after.” 

Responding to NPF’s reconciliation, WC said its “only hope” was that NPF’s PAM “would reconcile and merge with JLF once more and reflect inclusiveness”. It also reminded PAM that “reconciliation among elected members is important before preaching reconciliations on NPGs.” WC retorted that “this is no time for outsmarting each other nor go selling reconciliation in the market” and also neither a time “ to draw political mileage either.” WC reminded that as expressed by the 14 Naga tribes and Nagaland Goan Buras, for “an early honourable and acceptable solution”, the PDA coalition government and opposition NPF “must work in tandem at this moment.” 

 

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