NSCN (I-M) says that “25 years of Indo-Naga political talks and 7 (seven) years of Framework Agreement (FA) is a long period of endurance and commitment exhibited by Naga people for peaceful settlement of Naga issue”.
NSCN (I-M) has urged Prime Minister Narednra Modi not to “shy away” from Naga issue but have a relook through the prism of Framework Agreement (FA), “his own political brainchild”. The credit he has taken in bringing about FA should be unerringly interpreted to take forward in solving Naga issue, said NSCN (I-M).
The editorial of the Nagalim Voice, Vol 014, Issue 22, September, 2022 ironically points out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “who loves to advertise his achievements” is expected to take the Naga issue to logical conclusion as the stalled “Indo-Naga talks” pick up the threads with focus on FA and now the “Formulated papers”.
Seven years ago when Modi took the initiative to supervise the high profile FA signing ceremony on August 3, 2015 at his residence, it generated much hype and hope going by the tone of his “highly enchanting speech” he delivered. He took pride in announcing to all political leaders who matters that he has solved the longest insurgency movement in Southeast Asia, said the editorial.
The NSCN (I-M) added “Going beyond that, the ceremony was live-telecast all over the world to put on record his achievement in solving Naga issue. He began his speech, “This day marks the beginning of a new age. The 3rd August, 2015 will be inscribed in the pages of Indian history with golden letters.”
“25 years of Indo-Naga political talks and 7 years of Framework Agreement (FA) is a long period of endurance and commitment exhibited by Naga people for peaceful settlement of Naga issue. Modi also said, “Six-seven decades is a prolonged time period; you must have been through numerous hardships, and the wounds must be deep.” These beautifully framed words still remains hollow. Yet, Modi cannot simply shy away from Naga issue but have a relook through the prism of Framework Agreement, his own political brainchild. The credit he has taken in bringing about FA should be unerringly interpreted to take forward in solving Naga issue”, said the editorial.
The NSCN (I-M) stated that its stand on FA has been distinctly stated time and again and the decision of the National Assembly on May 31, 2022 and the declaration (resolution) adopted on August 26, 2022 by the Naga National Workers of NSCN from Nagaland State reaffirming “one people one nation” and to stand by the FA is on record.
“The unifying principle of One People One Nation symbolized by the God given Naga Nation Flag is non-negotiable in the name of Naga political solution”, said the editorial of the Nagalim Voice.