The NSCN(IM) has called for a total closure of shops and business establishments in Nagalim for 12 hours with effect from Monday midnight till Tuesday noon in protest against the Centre’s silence on the Framework Agreement.
“As a mark of our protest against the Gol for keeping silent on Framework Agreement even after 6 years, there will be a total closure of shops and business establishments in Nagalim till 12:00 noon of August 3, 2021,” said a statement issued by the ministry of information & publicity (MIP) of NSCN(IM).
“The historic Framework Agreement (FA), which was signed on August 3, 2015 between the Government of India (Gol) and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN), is yet to see the light of fulfillment as committed by the Gol,” the outfit said.
Six years have passed since the signing of the Framework Agreement, but “there is no positive response yet from the Government of India (GOI),” the outfit said.
“The Nagas cannot be taken for a ride in this manner,” the NSCN(IM) added.
While Naga people appreciate the Government of India for recognizing the historical and political rights of the Nagas by signing the Framework Agreement (FA), the matter should not end there, the outfit said.
“What had been committed should be taken to a logical conclusion,” it said.
It said the NSCN/GPRN “attached high political value” to the Framework Agreement as a fulfillment of the Naga people’s historical and political rights.
Calling for a total closure of shops and business establishments in Nagalim till 12 noon on August 3, 2021, the outfit said: “The NSCN/GPRN appeals to the Naga people, public and business groups to show solidarity to the Framework Agreement and cooperate for the success of the shutdown.”
The outfit has requested all the NSCN regional authorities and civil society organizations (CSOs) to cooperate with them.