The editorial of the Nagalim Voice said that NSCN (I-M) is “wary of the GOI getting over sensitive on core issues that are not negotiable”.
National Socialist Council of Nagalim or the NSCN (I-M) expressed its exasperation over the Government of India’s “delaying game” in concluding the prolonged Naga political talks.
Pointing out that this action of the Government of India “is something that is getting into the nerves of NSCN Talk Team”, an editorial in the outfit’s bulletin ( November 2022 issue), Nagalm Voice, said, “The rising temperature of the Indo-Naga political talks is all about the deliberate twists and turns of the plot. Language, the use of words can be crucial in this sensitive stage of the Indo-Naga political talks. NSCN Talk Team has, however, conducted the talks with extraordinary vigour, patience and energy of temperament”.
The editorial said that NSCN (I-M) is “wary of the GOI getting over sensitive on core issues that are not negotiable”.
“Nevertheless, we shall hold the ground though we found GOI’s cynicism wearing at times. Considering the complexity of the Naga political issue it is not surprising that it has dragged on for more than 25 years. However, the complexity of phenomena should not be used to play dirty with the Naga issue with divisive agenda. The principle of “one people one nation” that has guided the Naga political movement for the last seven decades cannot be compromised under any circumstances”, said the editorial.
The outfit further noted that the principle of “one people one nation” as symbolised by Naga National Flag is being targeted desperately. “We feel this is unfairly intrusive. It should not be forgotten that huge sentimental value is attached with the Naga National Flag. The pride and honour that goes with the Naga National Flag is all about the God given history and identity of the Naga people”, said NSCN (I-M).
The group further stated, “What God has given cannot be a topic of bargaining in the Indo-Naga negotiating table. This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth of God given Naga history”.