Dimapur: The NSCN-IM said today that “the non-action plan on competency had made the Framework Agreement a non-starter.” According to the NSCN-IM, this is the crux of the delay in the Naga political solution.
The NSCN-IM also said that had the Indo-Naga political talks been concluded on October 31, 2019 as repeatedly mentioned by the Parliamentary Committee on the Naga Political Issue (PCoNPI), a joint statement should have been the norm and not a unilateral statement by RN Ravi. “Even NSCN could have taken the pleasure to share with the Naga people with much jubilation. Ironically, this is not the case. Ravi may have concluded the talks with NNPGs. But that is not the story with NSCN,” a statement of the NSCN-IM said.
The statement then said, “No doubt Ravi used strong words against the NSCN talk team to conclude the talk by October 31, 2019. It was in fact an ugly ultimatum day served to the NSCN by the Government of India with threats and warfare psychosis. But NSCN was unnerved and stood their ground and flatly refused to toe the line of Naga solution as drawn by Ravi.”
According to the NSCN-IM, the truth is that Ravi miserably failed to work out the competency as per the principle of the Framework Agreement. The NSCN-IM also said that the last paragraph of the Framework Agreement stated that “the two sides agreed that within this framework agreement details and execution plan will be worked out and implemented shortly.” The NSCN-IM added, “But sadly, Ravi never picked up the follow up action on competency.” The NSCN-IM then stated that after October 31, 2019 it had a formal talk on November 9, 2019 and again on January 30, 2020.
According to the NSCN-IM, officially the Framework Agreement signed on August 3, 2015 had resolved the principle issues and therefore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself had made known to the world that he had solved the longest insurgency movement in Southeast Asia. “Accordingly, we find in the 3rd paragraph, ‘It is a matter of great satisfaction that dialogue between the Government of India and the NSCN has successfully concluded and we are confident it will provide for an enduring inclusive new relationship of peaceful co-existence of the two entities.’” The NSCN-IM said that the sore point is the non-action on competency.
The NSCN-IM then said that the “respected members” of the PCoNPI should exercise intuition to tell them that something is amiss about October 31, 2019 “as talks having been officially concluded.” It added, “We also need to follow political maturity and pragmatism and go by our established respect to find the Naga political solution, so near, yet gone missing.”
As far as the October 31, 2019 is concerned, the NSCN-IM said that there is no documentary evidence appended by the Government of India representative and the Naga political groups that talks had been concluded as “we find in the Framework Agreement.”
The NSCN-IM then said that it “finds no fault with Prime Minister N Modi taking the extra pride for solving the Naga political issue.” The NSCN-IM added, “But the non-action plan on competency had made the Framework Agreement a nonestarter. This is the crux of the delay in Naga political solution.”