Extending full support to the prudent decision of the Naga people for solution to the Naga issue and hence not to go for election, the NSCN-IM warns any national worker found defying the decision of the Naga people will face serious consequences as per the Azha (order) of its government.
In a statement Sunday evening, the outfit asserted it will stand by the decision of the Naga people till the end. The NSCN-IM issued the statement after the political parties in Nagaland decided to contest the state Assembly elections slated for February 27.
The NSCN-IM said it fully supports the wisdom of the Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Hohos and Civil Organisations (CCNTHCO), churches, tribal bodies , apex Naga organizations, including Naga Hoho, Naga Council Dimapur, Naga mothers, Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) and others for their earnest and consistent decision to stand by the Naga people’s will.
“We reiterate our stand that imposed election is not acceptable to the Naga people,” it said.
The statement also affirmed that the NSCN-IM will uphold the historical and political rights of the Nagas and sincerely endeavour to negotiate an honourable political settlement based on unique history and situation of the Nagas and the August 3, 2015 Framework Agreement between the government of India and the NSCN. “We will not betray the responsibility and trust reposed on us by God and the Naga people,” it further asserted.