NSCN-IM denies giving written commitment to accept Indian Constitution

Meanwhile, reacting to certain media reports that Centre “has secured a written commitment from the NSCN (I-M) that it would accept the Indian constitution”, the collective leadership denied having given any such commitment.

The JLF team would be meeting opposition leader in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj and other Central leaders Tuesday including Centre’s interlocutor R.S Pandey.

It may be mentioned that, chief minister Neiphiu Rio prior to the JLF delegation’s departure to New Delhi told reporters at Dimapur Airport that it could be the last effort by the JLF to try and convince the central government for an early settlement.

“We want to know from the government of India on the progress and status of the peace process,” he said.
Staff Reporter adds: NSCN (I-M) kilo kilonser T.T. Among has denied the report that the group had made written commitment to government of India accepting the Indian constitution.

Among maintained that no agreement was made by NSCN (I-M). Pointing out that if any agreement was arrived at it would be made known to the public, T.T. Among said the talk was unconditional and hence if any commitment of accepting the Indian constitution then that made it conditional, which he said would not be accepted by NSCN (I-M).

Also, asserting that the talk was proposed to be held in the third country, he said only because India officially requested the NSCN (I-M) to have talk in India, NSCN (I-M) was holding it in India.
Report is media speculation: Imchen

Meanwhile, Nagaland home minister Imkong L Imchen, while talking to Nagaland Post, flatly denied reports, which stated that NSCN (I-M) has made a written commitment to government of India.

Claiming that the report was a “media speculation”, Imkong said neither NSCN (I-M) nor government of India made such statement and that both have vehemently denied it.

Reiterating that JLF was only a felicitator and that it would also not make such statement, Imkong said the team was not in Delhi to put any proposal as far as Naga issue was concerned.

Asked about the meeting with union home minister in the afternoon, Imkong said JLF had impressed upon home minister to conduct political talk and bring solution before general election. Stating that Shinde was “very positive”, Imkong said Shinde was also “exploring wisdom” as to how solution could be brought about at the earliest.

Further, Imkong said Shinde was “very much committed and sincere” and that JLF was pleased. He said JLF was expected to meet the opposition leader, Tuesday, 11 a.m.  NPN


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