Jamir appealed to the Naga “underground and overground leaders” to come together and sort out their differences and cherish the Naga values of honesty, courage, determination and endurance.
By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent
The Framework Agreement between the NSCN (I-M) and the government of India (August 3, 2015) and the Agreed Position between Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) and the government of India (November 17
, 2017) were signed consciously with full understanding of the implications and contents of the documents, but the two documents did not include sovereignty, integration, flag, or a separate constitution.
This was stated by SC Jamir, former chief minister of Nagaland and Governor of Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat during a press conference in Mokokchung on Friday.
According to a report by MTNews, Jamir said that it is now the correct moment to speak out about the Naga crisis after 20 years.
When Jamir met with India’s Prime Minister and Home Minister to confirm this, the leaders reportedly stated, “India is one nation, and India’s constitution is only one,” “the unity and integrity of the country cannot be compromised, and the sanctity of the constitution of India cannot be compromised.”
Jamir further appealed to the Naga “underground and overground leaders” to come together and sort out the differences and cherish the Naga values of honesty, courage, determination and endurance.
When asked why the Nagaland Legislative Assembly in the past passed resolutions on the integration of Naga inhibited areas six times, Jamir stated that during the negotiations with then-Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1960s, integration was one of the issues raised, to which the government of India responded that unless there was consensus among the states involved, i.e. Manipur, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh, there will be no problem; “If they agreed, there will be no problem; the centre has no power to give away territory of any state without their consensus which the state of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal had passed resolution declining the demand for the integration of territories inhabited by the Nagas”, said SC Jamir.