On the 6th anniversary of the ‘Framework Agreement’ which was signed between the Central government and the NSCN (I-M), the joint tribe council imposed a 12-hour total shutdown in Tamenglong.
The Naga Framework Agreement with the Government of India should not affect territorial boundary and administrative set up of Manipur, the UCM says.
The United Naga Council has called for total shutdown from the midnight of August 2 till 12 noon of August 3 in Senapati to demonstrate strong support to the framework agreement.
Naga organisations, including Naga Hoho, UNC, ANSF and Zeliangrong and Rengma Council of Assam questioned the integrity of the interlocutor.
India and Nagalim shall enter a new relationship for peaceful co-existence of the two entities on the basis of shared sovereignty, the chairman stated.
Q Tuccu said that imposed solution or solution with an unmandated group of people who don’t represent the issue of the Nagas is not acceptable to the Naga people.
The Naga Hoho being an apex body empowered to take crucial decisions pertaining to the future of the Naga people.
RD MPCC chairman Kh Ratankumar said that the consultative programme is being held by the RD, MPCC as the Framework Agreement is one of the major and burning issues of the state.
A Joint Council meeting of NSCN/GPRN resolved that the Government of India and NSCN must seek a final agreement base on the historic Framework Agreement
The state is struggling to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic however the leaders of the state should not sideline the final settlement on Naga Peace Talk, said the UCM.
The NSCN-(I-M) in a statement said: 'Ironically, after five years, while the Framework Agreement has been put in cold storage, something unthinkable emanating from the Raj Bhawan in Kohima has taken over the scene'.
The Naga Hoho recalled the assurance given by PM Narendra Modi on August 3, 2015 on the historic signing of the Framework Agreement.
The Naga Hoho and the Naga Mothers' Association alleged that the six NSCN-IM cadres were killed while they were sleeping in a hut.
The government must take action to minimize any conflict and should not use such a tactic to jeopardise the hard gained peace process, it stated.
The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has stated that any ‘aggressive action’ by either party would only derail the “hard earned peace when the general public is eagerly waiting for the honorable solution to the Naga political problem at any moment”.
"The precious lives of these promising young soldiers may have been cut short in their prime time, but they have indeed gained martyrdom in this cruel death while in the line of national duty."
Six Naga Army personnel were killed by the combined forces of Assam Rifles, Indian Army and Arunachal Pradesh state police at Nginu in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh on July 11.