The Naga Hoho has expressed concern that the Naga people have entered into another year yet, without any sign of resolving the long pending political impasse. More than two decades of peace parleys is long years enough to be concluded, stated a statement.
“The Naga people are anxious to see the new dawn in the Naga areas. The October 31, 2019 announcement that the formal talks has concluded has not brought about any progress,” it added.
According to the Naga Hoho, the inconclusive talks is a reflection of the insincerity and lack of political will on the part of the Indian Government while committed to resolving the issue within a short period of time.
It also said that there are no obstacles to sign the agreement once the government of India decides not to retract and stick to their commitment and agreed principles ever since the beginning of Indo-Naga political negotiations.
Further the release stated that the government of India must not backtrack or misinterpret the ‘Framework Agreement’ which must be the basis of solution or agreement. “All intricacies must be resolved on the basis of it. It must be ensured that, signing of the agreement should be inclusive of all the Naga political groups so as to fulfill the desire of the people at large,” it added.
The release added, “It is unfortunate that Nagas are not united as some groups are demanding for separate solution for present state of Nagaland whereas, some are trying to settle the issue for entire Nagas”.
On the other hand, according to the Naga Hoho, the government of India’s desire is to divide the Nagas and to resolve the issue by modifying the 16 Points Agreement within the ambit of the Indian Constitution. “While trying to resolve the common aspiration, all political groups must stand united without different interest,” it asserted.
The Hoho appealed to all “Naga political groups” to unite and resolve the Naga political issue without any reservation.