The NSCN (I-M) on Sunday alleged the Central government of desperately trying to push through a new edited version of 16 Points Agreement at the cost of betraying the ‘Framework Agreement’ signed with the NSCN (I-M) on August 3, 2015.
The state of affairs on the ongoing Naga political talks as seen today is a matter of regret as rogue elements are pushing around with the blessing of the Central government targeting the destruction of ‘Framework Agreement’, stated a release issued by the ministry of information and publicity.
Nowhere in the world had the NSCN (I-M) witnessed such unethical political manoeuvre, it stated. It further alleged that destructive forces are being sponsored by the very power engaged with the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) to bring a 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 the government of India Intelligence agencies in the same manner when the state of Nagaland was created under the 16 Points Agreement, it stated.
Interestingly, when NNPGs convener Kitovi travelled to Arunachal Pradesh to meet the Nagas of Tirap, Longding and Changlang, he was escorted by Assam Rifles, it stated. Ironically, some Naga CSOs were put in such a condition that they were made to declare support to Agreed Position but under duress, it further alleged. And, the main reason found was that TLC (Tirap, Longding and Changlang districts) organisation is headed by a close relative of Tikhat, the so-called Ato Kilonser of NSCN(R) of NNPGs. This was followed by another meeting in Guwahati called by AK Mishra, it stated.
The confused bona fide Arunachal Pradesh Naga leaders wanted to know the reality of the actual status of the Naga political talks and requested Hebron to update them on the actual position. Accordingly, a meeting was called at Hebron on June 29, 2022, it stated.
However, some heavyweight political leaders, village chiefs’ council, GB Council, Naga Hoho (Arunachal unit), Arunachal Naga Students Union and some people could only turn up at their own risk, it mentioned. “These Naga CSOs who could come to Hebron told us in a very clear vision that they are for a genuine Naga political solution and not otherwise. Others who could not come were dejected and conveyed to us that the Arunachal administration, police and Assam Rifles warned and stopped them from proceeding to Hebron,” it stated.
Such conduct engineered by the Central government is more a nuisance than a catastrophe but it can be avoided if sincerity and democratic transparency are not stored in cold storage, it further stated.
Such manner of undermining Naga political issues by resorting to the highly demeaning manner is the most annoying thing that keeps cropping up at a crucial stage of the Naga political process, it stated. The NSCN (I-M) and Naga people will not accept toxic divisive policies to repeat the past blunder, it added.
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First published:10 Jul 2022, 2:08 pm
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