Monday, January 30, 2023

GoI should not shift responsibilities: Therie

A day after Union Home minister Amit Shah had put the ball back in the court of the Core Committee on Naga Political Issue (CCoNPI) to convince the NSCN (I-M) to ink the final solution to the protracted Naga political issue, Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) said Government of India should not shift responsibilities.
In a press note, NPCC president K. Therie said that the outcome of CCoNPI’s meeting with Amit Shah appeared to be almost nil.
While pointing out that since negotiations have been between the Government of India and the Naga national workers, Therie said it was the responsibility of the Centre to sit with NSCN (I-M) and work out the detailed arrangements as agreed in the Framework Agreement .
Pointing out that the signatories had signed the agreement on behalf of the Centre, people of India and Nagas, Therie said they cannot be allowed to betray the people. “We are only demanding that solution should be implemented. Both parties are afraid to withdraw from the agreement but also do not want to implement. We demand solution should be implemented before election,” he insisted. Therie, however, cautioned the CCoNPI that since it had accepted the responsibility of convincing NSCN (I-M) instead of pressuring Centre to carry out their responsibility, the entire blame would be on the Committee if it failed.
Therie also urged NSCN (I-M) to stand by the commitment of October 31, 2019 so that Nagas could march towards peace and progress in development activities, employment of unemployed youth and make a better place for children. He mentioned that people could not continue to suffer without hope.

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