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NSCN (I-M) reaffirms stand on Naga flag, constitution, ‘Framework Agreement’
IFP Bureau | First Published: February 27, 2020 22:17:21 pm
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Expressing condemnation in strongest term, the NSCN (I-M) has cautioned the Central government from using its agencies including National Investigation Agency (NIA) to arrest and harass the members of the group, who are in political negotiations with the Centre for the past 22 years.

According to a release issued by the Ministry of Information and Publicity, an emergency joint council meeting comprising collective leadership, steering executive members, steering committee members, kilonsers, tatars, heads of the departments and colonel and above of Naga Army was held at Hebron on Thursday and deliberated on the Naga political talks with the Centre.

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The political talks between the Centre and NSCN (I-M) must move forward in the spirit of mutual respect. It condemned in the strongest term the double-standard policy of the Centre.

The meeting reaffirmed the decision of the Tatar Hoho of September 3, 2019, and the collective leadership of July 23, 2019, to uphold the August 3, 2015 ‘Framework Agreement’, it stated, adding that “the Naga national flag and constitution represent our national identity, and the recognition is absolutely a matter of Nagas’ right for an honorable political solution.”  

“The political solution shall be ‘Naga Solution’ of the Nagas wherever they are. Therefore, it is our bounden duty to uphold the unique history and sovereign rights of the Naga people that is in consonance with the historic 1951 Plebiscite”, it added.

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The meeting also resolved to uphold the mandate of the Naga people given to NSCN (I-M) on January 21, 2005, to conclude an honorable solution to the Naga political issue and the unification of all Naga areas.  

The NSCN (I-M) shall continue to endeavor to conclude an honourable political solution that is acceptable to the Naga people, it added. 

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