Naga Hoho trusts Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve Naga’s protracted political issue
Dimapur, July 20 (EMN): The Naga Hoho said the only way to resolve the protracted Naga political problem and achieve a “permanent and speedy solution” is for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to personally monitor the Indo-Naga peace talks.
“As the nature of the matter requires and requires a political solution, the Honorable Prime Minister must show political acumen and will in the political leadership to personally monitor the discussions, which is the only way forward to resolve the problem,” reads the memorandum to the Prime Minister accompanied by Naga Hoho President HK Zhimomi and General Secretary K Elu Ndang.
He said while addressing the central issue of the Naga political process, India, as one of the main contenders for global leadership, must creatively and realistically formulate a mutually acceptable proposal to resolve the protracted political conflict.
The Hoho also urged the Prime Minister to remember how the peace process was launched by the Indian government in 1997 with three conditions – the talks must be unconditional, the talks must be at the highest level (the Prime Minister’s level) and the place of discussion must be outside India (in a third country).
He insisted that in order to create an enabling environment for constructive engagement, the GoI must repeal the ‘infamous’ Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958 (AFSPA) in all Naga inhabited areas. .
He said the signing of the “historic” framework agreement between the GoI and NSCN on August 3, 2015, under the guidance and leadership of Modi, brought “great joy and hope to the Naga people”. , but the Naga people became “very restless”. ” today with the way the peace talks were conducted.
“Now seven years have passed since the agreement was signed, but instead of solving the problem, the negotiation is on the brink,” he said, adding that the anticipated solution could have come sooner if the Indian government had translated the framework into a practical reality.
“The Naga people are now polarized between the two agreements – the 2015 Framework Agreement and the 2017 Agreed Position. It is tragic that the long-cherished dream of the Naga people to resolve the Naga political problem, which was so is now apparently a distant dream,” he said.
Maintaining that the delicate nature of the Naga political issue necessitates introspection of how past agreements of the 9 Point Agreement in 1947, the 16 Point Agreement of 1960 and the infamous Shillong Agreement of 1975 did not have succeeded in bringing about a lasting peace between the Government of India and the Naga, he said that “using the same method to solve the Naga problem will only breed more suspicion than understanding between the two parties “.
He said his desire is to bring lasting peace between India and the Nagas in the spirit of peaceful co-existence as agreed in the Framework Agreement.
“We are confident that under your strong leadership, the Naga political issue will find an honorable solution acceptable to both parties and bring lasting peace to this strategic geographical location considered a gateway to Southeast Asian countries. East,” the memorandum said, adding that the Naga yearn for permanent peace with India during the Modi era.
“Let us remember that the Naga people will be honest and committed to making Nagaland a strong regional ally of India,” he added.