Reaffirming its unwavering support for the ongoing peace talks, Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) has called for inclusion of Naga national flag and constitution as a crucial part of the much-anticipated final pact.
A series of peace talks aimed at finding a final and honourable solution to the decades-old Naga political issue has been going on between the Government of India (GoI) and NSCN-IM both officially and unofficially.
A decision to reaffirm its support the ongoing peace talks was taken in line with the resolution adopted during the second session of TNL Ngachashing Longshim (annual assembly) held on 23 October last, stated a TNL statement signed by its general secretary Vareinam Gachui and assembly speaker Shangam A Shipo.
The statement stressed that ‘Based on the unique history of the Nagas, the Naga national flag and constitution must necessarily include in the final political solution’ which the Naga public are eagerly awaiting.
In a similar tone, TNL further stated that all the contiguous Naga-inhabitated areas without leaving out any parts, should also be integrated to pave the way for common future of the Naga peoples.
The apex customary body also recalled that every Naga tribe had given the public mandate to the collective Naga leadership for reaching a final political settlement out of the ongoing peace dialogue during a meeting held at Hebron, Dimapur back in 2005.
“We will continue to uphold the spirit of signing of the historic ‘Framework Agreement’ between GoI and NSCN-IM at PM Modi’s official residence in New Delhi on 3 August, 2015,” it maintained, asseverating that the Tangkhul community would remain committed and supportive to the collective movement for bringing a final settlement acceptable to the Naga people.