The Naga Hoho has questioned the sincerity of the Government of India with regard to the India-Naga political settlement, saying the “grand” signing of ‘Framework Agreement” on August 3, 2015 and the acknowledgement by the prime minister of India has turned into a dark history.
In a statement issued to Newmai News Network late Saturday, the Naga Hoho said it was constrained to issue this public statement “against the backdrop of the Government of India under the BJP-led government for failing to address the wishes of the Naga people for a lasting solution to the India-Naga political problem as committed ‘Election for solution’ during the run-up to the 2018 state general election in Nagaland”.
The Naga Hoho recalled that the Prime Minister of India had given 18 months to bring India-Naga political solution after the assumption of Prime Minister’s office in 2014. “And whereas, even after more than eight years of BJP Government, solution seems to elude the Naga people without finding any tangible settlement,” the Naga Hoho said.
It further said that the Government of India is well aware that more than 25 years have gone since the signing of India-Naga ceasefire with the objective of reaching India-Naga political settlement.
The Naga Hoho then said, “The Naga peace accord which is believed to be at its final stage and likely to culminate anytime, seems to be never ending political negotiations... disgustingly, India has employed the colonial policy of further divides and fragmentation of the Naga people despite recognition of Naga political problem as unique situation and history”.
The Naga Hoho then said that the “grand” signing of ‘Framework Agreement” on August 3, 2015 and the acknowledgement by the Prime Minister of India has turned into a dark history.
The Naga Hoho also said that the act of Government of India is disgraceful to the peace loving people in different parts of the world “as it continues to wield the draconian laws with false promises to the Naga people”.
The Naga Hoho added that the Nagas are yet to see the light of the day despite more than eight years of BJP rule.