Guwahati: An honourable solution to the Naga issue is possible only when the issues like a separate flag and constitution are agreed upon, the NSCN-IM leadership has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a statement said.
The National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah, who had been negotiating peace with the government since 1997, in a media statement, also said the framework agreement signed between the Centre and NSCN-IM is yet to come to fruition despite three years having passed.
“Three years is a long period but the Framework Agreement is yet to have its fruition as the Government of India is going slow in taking its stand on core issues. This changing situation and other developments compels NSCN Chairman Q. Tuccu and General Secretary Th. Muivah to write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the doubt and confusion raised by Naga people.
“This is in reference to the core issues like Naga flag and constitution which are yet to be agreed upon between the two parties. Without these two core issues solved, any solution would be far from honourable because Nagas’ pride and identity is deeply
entrenched here,” it said in the statement.
“As we look back the long journey of Indo-Naga political talks, the Government of India has done a great job to assure the Nagas
that they deserve a solution that is nothing less than
honourable and acceptable,” it added.