Dimapur: Thousands of “Naga national workers” from “Nagaland state” conglomerated in Dimapur today and made a “solemn declaration” for a “unified Nagalim”. According to the NSCN-IM, it was a historic moment today when nearly seven thousand (7000) NSCN members from sixteen (16) regions of “Nagaland state, both civil and army” gathered at Agri Expo, Dimapur, Nagaland under the agenda, “Reaffirming of ‘One people, one nation’”.
The NSCN-IM, in a statement, said that this co-ordination meeting of the NSCN members from “Nagaland State” was necessitated as many divisive elements/groups are mouth louding for Naga solution only for “Nagaland state” and ready to forego the “Naga National Flag and Constitution” in the name of Naga solution. According to the NSCN-IM, this is tantamount to selling out the “Naga National identity as stoutly defended by our forefathers”. Significantly, this is against the national principle of “one people one nation” that was laid down by our great Naga freedom fighters, said the NSCN-IM statement.
According to the NSCN-IM, in the background of “this treacherous turn of development, Naga National Workers from Nagaland state were compelled to deliberate on the situation in order to save the Naga nation”.
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Q. Tuccu, Chairman, NSCN-IM in his speech said, “Nagas are one wherever they are, one common goal, one issue”. The statement further said, “He also made a pointed response to the cry of the public for the delay of Naga solution, saying, ‘We cannot give away our rights for the sake of Naga solution and we can never compromise the Nagas’ rights'”.
At the end of the day, the members adopted a five-point “solemn declaration”.
The first point said, “We do acknowledge the inalienable political foundation laid down by the founding leaders on the basis of the Naga Plebiscite of May 16, 1951, and further, re-affirm the principle and commitment of ‘one people, one nation”.
The second point said, “We reject any kind of divisive and repressive policies perpetrated upon the Nagas by the adversaries and their collaborators on the basis of the arbitrary administrative boundaries”.
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The third point of “solemn declaration” said that they firmly believe, profess and stand by the Framework Agreement signed on August 3, 2015 for an early honourable and acceptable solution as two sides have already agreed to work out the details on the competencies.
The fourth point then said that any solution that “disregards historical and political rights of the Nagas by repeating the act of another Naga People’s Convention (NPC) and imposing its will upon us is not acceptable”.
Lastly, the “solemn declaration” said, “As necessitated by the situation, the house does reiterate its stand by the decision of National Assembly held on May 31, 2022 to uphold and protect Nagas’ unique history and national principle at any cost under the leadership of chairman Q Tuccu, vice chairman Tongmeth Wangnao and general secretary Th Muivah.”