The NSCN-IM has reiterated its firm stand on demands for a separate flag and constitution.
The NSCN-IM has stated that its stand on separate flag and constitution is ‘unchanged’ as they are “emblematic of the Naga political struggle and identity”.
The NSCN-IM said that the problem is “deeply rooted in India’s malicious pleasure, violating the historical and political rights of the Naga people”.
“Ironically, when the issue gets too hot to handle, the Government of India started to indulge in divisive policy and flattery in the name of finding the Naga political solution,” the NSCN-IM said in a statement.
The NSCN-IM added: “The chequered history of the Indo-Naga political issue is clear enough before us, with accords and agreements that were never meant to be implemented in letter and spirit, it said and added the Naga flag with divine origin cannot be traded or bargained to make the Nagas infidel people.”
Meanwhile, interlocutor for the Naga Peace Talks – AK Mishra, on Friday, held talks with the working committee of Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) in New Delhi.
“The consultation was a cordial affair with both sides displaying consistency and commitment of purpose, taking up the thread from where former Interlocutor RN Ravi left,” the NNPGs said in a statement.
Talks between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India resumed after removal of RN Ravi as interlocutor recently to reach a final solution to the vexed Naga Political issue.
The NSCN-IM had signed a Framework Agreement with GoI on August 3, 2015 but final agreement has not been reached yet.
The Working Committee of NPPG entered into a parallel dialogue with the Centre in 2017 and inked the Agreed Position the same year.