The NSCN (IM) in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that an honourable solution to the Naga issue is possible only when the issues like a separate flag and constitution are agreed upon.
The Naga rebel outfit, who had been in peace process with the government since 1997, further said that the framework agreement signed between the Central government and NSCN-IM is yet to come to fruition despite three years having passed.
“Three years is a long period but the Framework Agreement is yet to have its fruition as the Government of India is going slow in taking its stand on core issues,” the outfit said in a statement.
This changing situation and other developments compels NSCN chairman Q. Tuccu and general secretary Th. Muivah to write a letter to Modi about the doubt and confusion raised by Naga people if an honourable political solution can be arrived at between the two parties, it said.
“This is in reference to the core issues like Naga flag and constitution which are yet to be agreed upon between the two parties.
“Without these two core issues solved, any solution would be far from honourable because Nagas’ pride and identity is deeply entrenched here,” added NSCN (IM).
“As we look back the long journey of Indo-Naga political talks spanning over twenty two years, the Government of India has done a great job to assure the Nagas that they deserve a solution that is nothing less than honourable and acceptable,” the outfit maintained.
It further said that giving official recognition to the unique history and situation of the Nagas is taken as the correct step towards this direction.
The NSCN leadership also urged the Central government to ensure restraint by the Assam Rifles and said that the scenario at present resembles like the pre-ceasefire period with the force showing an aggressive postures, harassing villagers and frisking commuters.
“The villagers were harassed with uncomfortable questions giving them much mental unrest. As days passed, AR have become more unruly and going towards the direction to sow seeds of another bloody conflicts with the Nagas,” rued the group.