KOHIMA: The Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) has taken exception to some current statements made by state legislators and requested them “not to overstep their roles as facilitators” within the Naga peace course of.
This comes towards the backdrop of reviews from Nagaland that deputy chief minister Yanthungo Patton, who can also be the BJP legislature celebration chief, allegedly mentioned some “big leaders” of the Naga nationalist teams are not looking for an answer to the Naga situation however proceed reaping the fruits of tax assortment and extortion. A video clip of Patton’s speech went viral on social media platforms whereby he asserted that those that are not looking for an answer can “go to hell”.
Last week, Eastern Mirror, an area newspaper reported that NPF legislature celebration chief Kuzholuzo Nienu mentioned the time has come for NSCN (IM) to “take it or leave it” in regard to signing a closing pact with the federal government of India. “The NPF legislator mentioned the NSCN (IM) went incorrect the second they signed the Framework Agreement (FA), which ‘sealed their fate’. Maintaining that the FA was throughout the framework of the Indian structure, he mentioned if that’s the case, ‘integration is ruled out, sovereignty is ruled out, flag and constitution are ruled out,” the report said.
The NSCN (IM) and the Centre, which entered a peace process in 1997 and went on to sign the Framework Agreement in 2015, have yet to come to a final agreement as the former remained firm on having a separate Naga flag and constitution.
In a statement on Friday, the NSCN (IM), without taking names, flayed “some outrageous statements” on Naga political solution with reference to Framework Agreement, Naga National Flag, Constitution and integration from the Nagaland BJP ministers and NPF political leader “using un-parliamentary and intemperate language.”
The group said the Naga issue is something nobody wants to prolong, including the NSCN (IM). “Every single Naga people have had enough of torment connected to the Naga issue and thus, the huge burden loaded on their heads. Irrespective of who we are as individuals or parties, we have to admit that the Naga political issue is getting more sensitive by days and for many, it is an extremely emotive experience, to say the least. This demands careful handling without resorting to derogatory outburst with rhetorical embellishments,” the statement said.
Accusing the politicians of getting carried away by “election syndrome” with the state assembly elections scheduled to be held in less than a year’s time, the NSCN (IM) reminded them that the Naga situation entails greater than six many years of wrestle at the price of “hundreds of thousand lives and loss of properties” and the state BJP ministers and different celebration leaders should not capable of totally respect its complexities and intricacies concerned.
“Naga issue is a sensitive issue because it encompasses the historical and political rights to exist as a free people. This demands that the Naga solution should be an issue-based solution guided by the principle-based movement that has lasted for over six decades,” it mentioned.
While appreciating the passion proven by the state’s elected political leaders, the group maintained that it could be tantamount to overstepping their function as facilitators after they leap past their assigned function, making “bewildering statements” on the Naga answer.
The NSCN (IM) additionally justified that it didn’t signal the Framework Agreement with out making use of political perception, saying they had been guided by their instinct to safeguard the Nagas’ sovereign rights and dignity as a individuals and as a nation. “This is the reason why we have stood our ground and never for other vested interests as wrongly perceived and projected recklessly to jeopardise the sanctity of the Naga issue,” it maintained.
On the present impasse within the peace course of, the NSCN (IM) claimed to be exploring each out there means to discover a meeting level with the federal government of India in direction of the Naga answer. “No amount of effort will go wasted if the negotiating parties are equally determined to find the elusive solution. Mutual understanding and respect should be the driving force to take the stakeholders to the common ground,” it added.
The organisation asserted that it could cow down into submission underneath the relentless campaigns to return to phrases with the Centre when the upcoming settlement is in need of coming as much as the widespread goal of “honourable and acceptable settlement to both the parties.”
The NSCN (IM)’s assertion comes forward of a meeting with the state lawmakers’ discussion board, the core committee on the Naga political situation, which is anticipated to be held on Saturday or Sunday.