The latest edition of the NSCN-IM’s monthly bulletin, which was released on Tuesday, said that “the God-given Naga National Flag is non-negotiable in the name of Naga political solution”.
The NSCN-IM bulletin then said that it is time for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet the Naga people’s aspiration.
“It is ironic to point out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi who loves to advertise his achievements is expected to take the Naga issue to logical conclusion as the stalled Indo-Naga talks pick up the threads with focus on Framework Agreement and Formulated papers,” the Nagalim Voice’s editorial said in its latest edition.
“Seven years ago when he (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) took the initiative to supervise the high profile Framework Agreement signing ceremony on August 3, 2015 at his residence, it generated much hype and hope going by the tone of his highly enchanting speech he delivered,” it also said, while adding, “He took pride in announcing to all political leaders who matters that he has solved the longest insurgency movement in Southeast Asia. Going beyond that, the ceremony was live- telecast all over the world to put on record his achievement in solving Naga issue”.
According to the NSCN-IM’s latest bulletin, Modi began his speech by saying, “This day marks the beginning of a new age. The 3rd of August, 2015 will be inscribed in the pages of Indian history with golden letters.”
A total 25 years of Indo-Naga political talks and seven years of Framework Agreement (FA) is a long period of endurance and commitment exhibited by Naga people for peaceful settlement of the Naga issue, said the bulletin.
According to the NSCN-IM’s bulletin, Modi also said, “Six-seven decades is a prolonged time period; you must have been through numerous hardships, and the wounds must be deep.”
The bulletin then said that “these beautifully framed” words still remain hollow. “Yet, Modi cannot simply shy away from the Naga issue but have a relook through the prism of Framework Agreement, his own political brainchild. The credit he has taken in bringing about FA should be unerringly interpreted to take forward in solving the Naga issue, it added.
It then stated that the stand of the NSCN-IM on Framework Agreement has been distinctly stated time and again. It added that the decision of the NSCN-IM’s National Assembly on May 31, 2022 and the solemn declaration (resolution) adopted on August 26, 2022 by the "Naga National Workers of NSCN from Nagaland State" reaffirming “one people one nation” and to stand by the Framework Agreement, is on record.
The bulletin editorial then concluded by saying that the unifying principle of one people one nation symbolized “by the God given Naga National Flag is non-negotiable in the name of Naga political solution”.