Chandel Naga CSOs appeal GoI on Indo-Naga political permanent solution

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IMPHAL: On the 5th observance of August 3, 2015 Framework Agreement which was announced between Government of India and NSCN, the Khurmi Naga Peoples’ Organizations (KNPO) along with Naga frontal organizations of Khurmi and federating tribe units have appealed to the GoI to translate its commitment on the Indo-Naga political permanent solution.

In the press release issued on Monday, it stated that after five years of witnessing the high profile political program which was held in New Delhi in presence of Prime Minister of India and other important dignitaries of the two entities, now, ‘the Nagas within and without borders reiterate our support for lasting negotiated political settlement based on the Framework Agreement’ through the principles of shared sovereignty and peaceful co-existence as two entities.

The Naga organisations’ statement mentioned that history had witnessed that the Indians fought to liberate themselves from the British rule and the Indian knew the ordeals of the struggling nation. Today, Nagas too are asserting its place for “Right to self determination” through its “Unique history and solutions of the Nagas” which was recognized in 2002, by GoI.

The organizations left no ambiguity about their disappointment with Nagaland governor and a key player in the peace process, RN Ravi. “In the journey to uphold ‘peace’ across the South Asian sub-continent, the Nagas have come forward to appreciate the GoI for the historic steps embarked thus far. However, the dual role of RN Ravi as interlocutor to misinterpret the Framework Agreement and as the governor to manipulate the Indian governance system and the lackadaisical attitude of GoI has hurt the Nagas. RN Ravi must not take the Indo-Naga peace process for granted as the ongoing process is a recorded documentation that nothing can distort its interpretation,” the release stated.

Further, it urged the interlocutor to understand why the Naga national struggle had sustained, survived and seasoned. Every Naga family alive today has undergone a struggle full of ordeals – suppressed, physically exploited and murdered by the GoI agencies. This act of any crimes against humanity must stop, it added.

Though differences of certain diplomacy might exist within the Naga-hood, the Nagas always have a common bond and experience of political ordeal, the statement asserted. It further stated that the Naga frontal organizations of Khurmi stand for early political settlement as envisaged in the Framework Agreement and urged for expedition of the implementation of the new relationship between the two entities.

The joint press release was signed by General Secretary of KNPO Huren Alexander, President NSUC L. David Manahring, president NWUC Lucy Ngiiriiti, president NCAC TS. Ruwngwar and president CDCF Rev.SR.Tourngam.

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