Will remain true to Framework Agreement, saya NSCN-IM

Today, 03 August 2019

Will remain true to Framework Agreement, says NSCN (I-M)

DIMAPUR, AUG 2
NSCN (I-M) on Friday made its stand clear that it would stand true to the end till the Nagas achieved an honourable solution to the Indo-Naga political conflict.

NSCN (I-M) though its MIP, declared that it would uphold the August 3, 2015 Framework Agreement and strive to conclude the ongoing Indo-Naga political negotiations honourably.

However, NSCN (I-M) said it was sufficiently aware of the divisive policy of the enemy within and outside and asserted that it would not allow any adversary to confuse and divide the Nagas.

MIP further stated it was profoundly convinced of the absolute righteousness of national struggle of Nagas in defence of their historical right over their land and political right to determine their future, despite all vociferous noise to cause confusion among them by adversaries and elements among the Nagas dancing to the tune of their political masters. Come what may, NSCN (I-M) would unwaveringly stand on the Naga national decision, a statement issued by its ministry of information & publicity (MIP) added.

Meanwhile, in the backdrop of the last formal talks held with Government of India representatives not having gone down well with its negotiators led by Th Muivah, MIP said a Joint Council Meeting of steering committee, council of kilonsers, tatars, heads of departments and brigadiers and above, was held at Hebron on Friday.

According to the statement issued by MIP, the meeting took note of the prevailing political situation as discussed earlier in the meeting convened by the collective leadership, members of the collective leadership and NSCN members.

Source from Nagaland Post.

NSCN IM, FNR, NMA condemn Myanmar military offensive in Naga areas

Dimapur, May 19 (EMN): The NSCN (IM) has condemned the “diabolic and outrageous” military action of the Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) coordinated by the Indian security forces in Naga villages along the Indo-Myanmar border.

“The chaotic situation thus created by the blatant offensive of the Tatmadaw has destabilised the livelihood of the Naga villagers as the Naga people are made to bear the brunt of the Tatmadaw onslaught. What has happened to Hoyat and Laonyu villages is just another act of treachery which will not help strengthen the peace process started by Myanmar government under the 2012 ceasefire agreement,” read a press release from the group on Sunday.

What is important for the Myanmar government, it stated, is to take cognisance of the historical and political rights of the Nagas and go for peaceful means because neither India nor Myanmar is an enemy of the Nagas.

“Aggression of the Indian armed forces in collaboration with the Myanmar armed forces on the rights of the Nagas in that part of Naga territory in the guise of flushing out the Meitei armed groups – UNLF, PLA and ULFA from Assam is a naked and deliberate violation of human rights.

Given the hostility shown by the Tatmadaw’s operation in the so-called Indo-Myanmar corridors, the road to peaceful solution may get jeopardised if they fail to recognise the need for trust, respect and mutual understanding that goes together in solving a political problem that is more complex than one could see.”

Under such circumstances, it stated, Naga people cannot remain “aloof from what our fellow Nagas in the east under Myanmar occupation” are going through at the hands of the Tatmadaw. “We are one Naga family and we express profound solidarity with them at this critical stage of their suffering.”

Also, the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) stated that it was deeply disturbed with the ongoing situation of armed confrontation between the Myanmar army and the NSCN (K), resulting in suffering of innocent civilians and destruction of properties in Naga villages in the Naga Self-Administered Zone.

“We send our message of solidarity and hope to the civilians whose safety, livelihood, properties and physical movements are being threatened and denied,” read a statement on Sunday.

It appealed that the recent armed confrontation, “which is buttressed by regional national security interests”, should not sabotage the mental, economic and physical well-being of innocent Naga civilians.

“That conducting armed confrontation, torture and harassment of people and destruction of properties in civilian inhabited areas must be avoided; that the Myanmar army and NSCN-K work to honour the regional-level ceasefire that was signed in April 2012; that intervention of Naga community leaders, humanitarian aid and human rights workers be made possible based on accepted international principles.”

In a separate statement, the Naga Mothers’ Association also expressed deep concern at the sufferings meted out to Nagas in Myanmar. “As mothers who seek peace within all Naga inhabited areas and for our people as well as our northeast neighbours, the NMA strongly appeal to the Burmese authority, the Tamadaw, the NSCN (K) as well as the Indian army on the borders, to ensure that initiatives for peace is upheld for the sake of the people, the unarmed population whose lives and property are endangered through such violent incidents,” it stated.

NSCN IM meets Naga leaders from Rengma Naga Hills and Karbi Anglong

11 Nov: NSCN (I-M) leaders on Friday held an “intensive consultative meeting” with gaonburas and Naga public leaders from Rengma Naga Hills and Karbi Anglong, Assam at its headquarters in Hebron, to brief them about the ongoing dialogue with Centre.

Informing this through a press note, NSCN (I-M) MIP said the meeting was led by NSCN (I-M) kilo kilonser, Hukavi Yepthomi and political commissar, ‘lt. gen.’ Ningkhan Shimray. The meeting was also attended by a host of senior GPRN leaders including steering committee members, kilonsers, deputy kilonsers, cabinet secretary, kilo secretary and staff from the GPRN secretariats.

During the meeting, the NSCN (I-M) leaders stressed on the need for active participation of the public leaders, saying it was “the need of the hour”.
The NSCN (I-M) leaders stated at the meeting that the Framework Agreement signed between NSCN (I-M) and Government of India on August 3, 2015 was the highway for complete independence of the Nagas, wherein the unique history and the legitimate rights of the Nagas had been firmly asserted and recognised to be the basis for political solution.

On their part, the public leaders acknowledged the dynamic political leadership of NSCN (I-M) in signing the Framework Agreement, even as they also strongly reiterated the urgent need for restoration of encroached land of Nagas in Assam to them in the event of a final solution to the vexed Naga political issue, the statement added.

According to the statement, the public leaders also affirmed their support to the Framework Agreement and the leadership of NSCN (I-M).
The meeting was chaired by kilo secretary, M Daniel Lotha and invocation pronounced by James Rengma (pastor). The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks by Tennyson Rengma, tatar, and benediction by by Kesenga Rengma, president of Western Rengma Baptist Association.

Naga Soldier

I shun my home, my family, my love.
To serve my Mother is a soldiers’ sacrifice.
To brave and lead towards the foe!
Some will die for Mother’s freedom sake.

Duty to serve, duty to risk,
To run the gauntlet, I gave my life for country.
My blood I paid as ransom of my country’s freedom,
The ultimate cost for freedom’s sake.

Families pride though little solace.
I Sacrificed… Myself for country sake.
Near and dears ones I know not,
Their hearts are torn, grief for me.

The jungles are my home, trees my friends.
The songs of birds reminds me of my youths,
The rivers play me some melancholy music.
As I lay down on the rock, my eye moistened.

Sacrifice for thee my Mother, my Pride,
Though I bear the solemn grief, with pride I wear.
Let my countrymen curve my name on my grave stone,
That my children with tears will bear a pride.

Dedicated to my True Naga Soldier

With Love, Kendy Pamei

PM WITNESSES THE SIGNING OF HISTORIC PEACE ACCORD BETWEEN GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND NATIONALIST SOCIALIST COUNCIL OF NAGALAND (NSCN)

 

The Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) successfully concluded the dialogue on Naga political issue, which has existed for six decades, and signed an agreement today in the presence of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Government’s Interlocutor for Naga Peace Talks, Shri R.N. Ravi, signed the Agreement on behalf of the Government of India. Shri Isak Chishi Swu, Chairman and Shri Th. Muivah, General Secretary were the signatories on behalf of the NSCN. The entire top leadership of the NSCN (IM), including all members of the “collective leadership”, has fully endorsed the agreement and was present during the ceremony.

This agreement will end the oldest insurgency in the country. It will restore peace and pave the way for prosperity in the North East. It will advance a life of dignity, opportunity and equity for the Naga people, based on their genius and consistent with the uniqueness of the Naga people and their culture and traditions.

Attempts were made from time to time to resolve the issue through discussion with representatives of the Naga people. A fresh attempt for a comprehensive resolution was initiated with the NSCN in 1997.

The new Government on assuming power in May 2014 accorded highest priority to this lingering problem. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has on a number of occasions, including during visits to the Northeast region, articulated his vision for transforming the Northeast and has attached the highest priority to peace, security, connectivity and economic development in the region. This has also been at the heart of the Government’s foreign policy, especially ‘Act East’ Policy.

The sustained dialogue between the two sides, conducted in a spirit of equality, respect and trust, deepened their mutual understanding and confidence, and enabled the two sides to reach an equitable agreement. The Government of India recognized the unique history, culture and position of the Nagas and their sentiments and aspirations. The NSCN understood and appreciated the Indian political system and governance.

The Government interlocutor also held frequent consultations with broad spectrum of Naga leaders, including those from the traditional tribal bodies, civil society, youth and students’ bodies, women’s groups, elected representatives and other stakeholders. These consultations helped in distilling the popular aspirations of the Naga people and in enhancing a healthy atmosphere of trust and understanding.

In his statement at the signing ceremony, the Hon’ble Prime Minister lauded the courage and wisdom of the Naga leaders and civil society and thanked them for their co-operation in reaching the agreement. He also praised the Naga people for their support and the NSCN for maintaining the ceasefire for nearly two decades that enabled the dialogue to succeed. Prime Minister spoke of his vision for the transformation of the Northeast region. He also expressed confidence that the agreement will open a glorious new chapter for the Naga people to build a bright future for Nagaland and also contribute to the nation with a sense of pride and confidence.

Shri Th. Muivah, General Secretary, NSCN, narrated the history of Nagas’ struggle and thanked the Hon’ble Prime Minister for his vision and resolve, which made it possible for the Government of India and the NSCN to reach an honourable settlement.

Within this framework agreement, details and execution plan will be released shortly.

Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, National Security Adviser, Shri Ajit Doval and other high dignitaries of the Government of India were present.

The NSCN was represented by its entire collective leadership and senior leaders of various Naga tribes.
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Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Prime Minister’s Office
03-August-2015 19:20 IST
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TEXT OF PM’S REMARKS AFTER WITNESSING THE SIGNING OF THE HISTORIC AGREEMENT BETWEEN GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND NSCN

Shri Rajnath Singhji, Home Minister

Shri Muivah and all senior leaders of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland.

My warm greetings to all those present here today on this historic occasion!

I wish that Shri Isak Swu, who played a leading role in reaching this agreement, was present today. He could not be here because of poor health. I wish him speedy recovery. Just as his contribution to this agreement has been huge, his guidance will remain crucial in the times ahead.

The Naga political issue had lingered for six decades, taking a huge toll on generations of our people.

I sincerely thank Shri Isak Swu, Shri Muivah and other Naga leaders for their wisdom and courage, for their efforts and cooperation, which has resulted in this historic agreement.

I have the deepest admiration for the great Naga people for their extraordinary support to the peace efforts. I compliment the National Socialist Council of Nagaland for maintaining the ceasefire agreement for nearly two decades, with a sense of honour that defines the great Naga people.

My relationship with the North East has been deep. I have travelled to Nagaland on many occasions. I have been deeply impressed by the rich and diverse culture and the unique way of life of the Naga people. It makes not only our nation, but also the world a more beautiful place.

The Naga courage and commitment are legendary. Equally, they represent the highest levels of humanism. Their system of village administration and grass-root democracy should be an inspiration for the rest of the country.

The respect for the infirm and elders, the status of women in society, sensitivity to Mother Nature, and the emphasis on social equality is a natural way of Naga life. These are values that should constitute the foundation of the society that we all seek.

Unfortunately, the Naga problem has taken so long to resolve because we did not understand each other. It is a legacy of the British Rule. The colonial rulers had, by design, kept the Nagas isolated and insulated. They propagated terrible myths about Nagas in the rest of the country. They deliberately suppressed the reality that the Nagas were an extremely evolved society. They also spread negative ideas about the rest of India amongst Naga people. This was part of the well known policy of divide and rule of the colonial rulers.

It is one of the tragedies of Independent India that we have lived with this legacy. There were not many like Mahatma Gandhi, who loved the Naga people and was sensitive to their sentiments. We have continued to look at each other through the prism of false perceptions and old prejudices.

The result was that connectivity between Nagaland and the rest of India remained weak across this divide. Economic development and progress in Nagaland remained modest; and, durable peace was elusive.

Since becoming Prime Minister last year, peace, security and economic transformation of North East has been amongst my highest priorities. It is also at the heart of my foreign policy, especially the ‘Act East’ Policy.

I have been deeply concerned about resolving the Naga issue. Soon after entering office, I appointed an interlocutor for talks with the Naga leaders, who not only understood the Naga people as also their aspirations and expectations, but has great affection and respect for them.

Given the importance of this initiative, I asked my office to supervise these talks; and I personally kept in touch with the progress. I want to especially thank my senior colleague, Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singhji, whose support and advice was invaluable in bringing us here today.

Today’s agreement is a shining example of what we can achieve when we deal with each other in a spirit of equality and respect, trust and confidence; when we seek to understand concerns and try to address aspirations; when we leave the path of dispute and take the high road of dialogue. It is a lesson and an inspiration in our troubled world.

Today, we mark not merely the end of a problem, but the beginning of a new future. We will not only try to heal wounds and resolve problems, but also be your partner as you restore your pride and prestige.

Today, to the leaders and the people of Nagaland, I say this: You will not only build a bright future for Nagaland, but your talents, traditions and efforts will also contribute to making the nation stronger, more secure, more inclusive and more prosperous. You are also the guardians of our eastern frontiers and our gateway to the world beyond.

Equally, the rest of the nation will join you in shaping a future of dignity, opportunity and prosperity for the Naga people.

Today, as you begin a new glorious chapter with a sense of pride, self-confidence and self-respect, I join the nation in saluting you and conveying our good wishes to the Naga people.

Thank you.
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PM SPEAKS TO VARIOUS LEADERS AFTER THE SIGNING OF HISTORIC PEACE ACCORD BETWEEN GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND NATIONALIST SOCIALIST COUNCIL OF NAGALAND (NSCN)

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has spoken to various leaders after the signing of historic peace accord between Government of India and Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN).

The Prime Minister spoke to Governor of Nagaland, Shri Padmanabha Acharya, Chief Minister of Nagaland, Shri T. R. Zeliang, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Janata Dal (United) leader, Shri Sharad Yadav, Samajwadi Party leader, Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav, CPI (M) leader Shri Sitaram Yechury, BSP leader Kumari Mayawati, Nationalist Congress Party leader Shri Sharad Pawar, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms. J.Jayalalithaa, West Bengal Chief Minister, Ms. Mamata Banerjee, DMK leader and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Shri M.Karunanidhi, Janata Dal (Secular) leader Shri HD Deve Gowda and Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, on this occasion.
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Government signs historic peace deal with Nagaland NSCN-IM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media after National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) and Government of India sign historic peace accord.

Here are the highlights:
My warm greetings to all those present here on this historic day.
I wish Issac Swu a speedy recovery. Just as his contribution to this agreement has been huge, his guidance will remain crucial.
The Naga political issue had lingered for six decades, taking a huge toll on generations of our people.
I compliment the NSCN for maintaining the ceasefire agreement for nearly 2 decades with a sense of honour.
Nagas represent highest level of humanism, system of village administration and grass-root democracy should be a source of inspiration to the rest of the country.
I have the deepest admiration for the great Naga people for their extraordinary support to the peace efforts.
My relationship with the North East has been deep. I have travelled to Nagaland on many occasions.
I have been deeply impressed by the rich and diverse culture and the unique way of life of the Naga people.
The Naga courage and commitment are legendary. Equally, they represent the highest levels of humanism.
Unfortunately the Naga problem has taken so long to resolve, because we did not understand each other, it’s a legacy of British rule.
Since becoming Prime Minister, peace, security & economic transformation of North East has been amongst my highest priorities.
Today’s agreement is a shining example of what we can achieve when we deal with each other in a spirit of equality, when we leave the path of dispute and take the high road of discussion.
Want to specially thank my colleague, Home Minister Rajnath Singh whose support and advice was invaluable.
Today, to the people of Nagaland, I want to say that your talents, tradition and efforts will make the nation stronger.
I join the nation in saluting you and conveying our good wishes to the Naga people. Source: NDTV

Some References News on NSCN, Naga land

                                      

  1. “NSCN strikes against all addicts, whores in Ukhrul,” Nagaland Post, May 15, 1991.
  2. “Nagas must unite, says IBRF,” The Northeast Times, Guwahati, July 26, 1991.
  3. “Nagas must unite, says IBRF,” Northeast Times, July 26, 1991.
  4. “New turn to NSCN struggle,” Sentinel, June 29, 1992.
  5. “Naga leaders attended World meet of Militants,” Telegraph, March 30, 1993.
  6. “NSCN-IM redraws its strategy,” Sentinel, February 21, 1995.
  7. “Bomb blasts in Lumding,” Sentinel, February 26, 1995.
  8. “Deal with NSCN-IM alone won’t solve Naga issue: NSCN-K,” Sentinel, October 10, 2001.
  9. “Frozen hearts produce dangerous politics,” The Pioneer, Delhi, August 5, 2001.
  10. “Reasoning Together, Naga Students’ Federation, Kohima, 2001, pp. 4-5.
  11. “NSCN-K offers month-long truce to rivals,” Assam Tribune, December 19, 2001.
  12. “Naga Reconciliation Process,” North East Frontier, January 2002, pp. 9-10.
  13. “NSCN (K) cautions Isak Swu,” Nagaland Post, August 27, 2002.
  14. “NSCN-K ready for talks,” Asian Age, July 12, 2002.
  15. “New faces in NSCN-IM,” Asian Age, July 3, 2002.
  16. “Security alert as NSCN factions spar,” Hindustan Times, August 27, 2002.
  17. “Naga Consultative Meeting,” Asian Age, July 21, 2002.
  18. “The voice of Khaplang, Shangrila debate,” Statesman, July 27, 2002.
  19. “NSCN-K ask people to forgive and forget”, http://www.northeasttribune.com, Accessed on July 24, 2003.
  20. “NSCN factional clash on”, Assam Tribune, Guwahati, April 22, 2003.
  21. “NSCN-IM alert routine: Forces”, The Asian Age, Delhi, June 29, 2003
  22. “How NSCN-IM manages its budget”, The Hindustan Times, Delhi, March 1, 2003.
  23. ‘Joint militant forum against ‘greater Nagaland’, nenanews.com
  24. “Anti-landmine deal signed by NSCN-IM,” Sentinel, October 22, 2003.
  25. “NSCN-IM on wildlife preservation,” http://www.northeasttribune.com, November 2, 2003.
  26. “NSCN breakaway outfit wants its own pound of flesh”, Times of India, January 27, 2003.
  27. “Khaplang men die in rival fire,” Telegraph, September 6, 2003.
  28. “Delhi fumes as NSCN reaches American shores”, Asian Age, August 19, 2003.
  29. “Naga peace process,” Assam Tribune, August 3, 2003.
  30. “NSCN-K in quest for lost ground,” Telegraph, September 30, 2003.
  31. “Defection game on Naga rebel turf”, Telegraph, October 17, 2003.
  32. “NSCN-K death-threat charge on rival,” Telegraph, January 26, 2003.
  33. “Tribal feuds impede Naga peace talks,” Times of India, January 18, 2003.
  34. “NSCN (IM)-Delhi can’t bring Naga peace,” Sentinel, October 28, 2003.
  35. “NSCN-IM is government sponsored, they are betrayers: NSCN-K,” Times of India, July 29, 2003.
  36. “GPRN Statement,” Eastern Mirror, Kohima, May 18, 2003.
  37. “Khaplang factions’ strikes a jarring note,” Telegraph, January 7, 2003.
  38. “Factional fights continue”, North East Sun, Delhi, vol. 7 no. 13, February 1-14, p. 5.
  39. “No solution without Naga unity, says NSCN-K,” Times of India, May 18, 2003.
  40. “NSCN-IM is government sponsored, they are betrayers: NSCN-K,” Times of India, July 29, 2003.
  41. “Crime rate increases,” Nagaland Post, January 12, 2003.
  42. Sashinungla, “Nagaland: The Dynamics of Extortion,” South Asia Intelligence Review, vol. 2 no. 22, December 15, 2003, South Terrorism Portal, http://www.satp.org.
  43. “NSCN cadres cause tension in Tuensang,” Shillong Times, August 7, 2003.