The NSCN (I-M) has alleged former Nagaland chief minister SC Jamir of attempting to campaign for “the new version of his 16 Points Agreement” during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and making repeated disparaging remarks against the inclusion of Naga flag and Yehzabo (Constitution) in the Naga solution.
In a release issued by its ministry of information and publicity on Tuesday, NSCN (I-M) alleged SC Jamir of “misinterpreting the political meaning of every single word of the ‘Framework Agreement’ to suit his own political propaganda against the ‘Framework Agreement’,” and called him a political criminal.
Needless to say, he is the only living architect and signatory of the 16 Points Agreement, it stated. At the particular time when the 16 Points Agreement was in the air, Indian Prime Minister J Nehru raised the issue in the Indian Parliament to meet AZ Phizo in order to resolve the Naga issue once and for all, it stated. But Jamir, who was serving as a parliamentary secretary protested and successfully prevented the meeting from taking place, it alleged.
During his chief ministership in Nagaland he attempted to finish the NSCN by employing every available means at his disposal, it further alleged. “He raised forces like Nagaland Youth Front, 9th Brigade and 6th Brigade to go all out against NSCN. But God forbid these anti-NSCN forces to have their way. All these elements were eliminated in counter operations by NSCN,” it added.
It further stated that with his inherent tendency to stoke fire of controversy, while the peace process was at its peak, Jamir published a book ‘Bedrock of Naga Society’ where he stated that the 16 Points Agreement is the Alpha and Omega for the Indo-Naga political agreement. Burdened with this turn out, the Government of India was thrown into an uneasy position and consequently, the Naga talk was unjustly delayed, it stated.
When the ‘Framework Agreement’ was signed, Jamir went through sleepless nights as he knew that his 16 Points Agreement had been at risk of being superseded, it stated. After this, he has been burning his midnight oil to stop from implementing the ‘Framework Agreement,’ it alleged.
It stated that Jamir was in Delhi recently to knock at the door of the PM to give strong hints to sign the Naga solution based on ‘Agreed Position’ which favoured his political dream. “But in the process, he does not foresee that it will invite another era of bloodshed,” it stated.
The choice is left for the Prime Minister of India, either to choose Jamir or permanent peaceful settlement of the Naga issue, it added.
First published:5 Apr 2022, 6:04 pm
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