Sunday, January 29, 2023

NH questions GoI’s sincerity on Naga issue

Naga Hoho (NH) has questioned the “sincerity and habitual rhetoric” of Government of India with regard to Naga political settlement, accusing the latter of shying away from the “ethos of deceitful marriage at this crucial moment.”
NH said it was constrained to issue this public statement against the backdrop of the Centre under the BJP-led government for failing to address the wishes of the Nagas for a lasting solution and as committed during the run-up of 2018 state assembly polls under the slogan “Election for solution”. It pointed out that Prime Minister, after assuming office in 2014, had given 18 months to bring a solution to the Naga issue. However, NH said even after more than eight years of BJP government, solution seemed to elude the Nagas without finding out any tangible settlement.
It said the Centre was well aware that more than 25 years had gone, ever since the signing of the cease-fire, with the objective of finding out a settlement. Apparently, NH said ‘Naga peace Accord’ which was believed to be at its final stage and likely to culminate anytime, seemed to be never ending political negotiations. “Very disgustingly, India has employed the colonial policy of further divides and fragmentation of the Naga people despite recognition of Naga political problem as unique situation and history,” the hoho alleged. NH said that the grand signing of ‘Framework Agreement” on August 3, 2015 and the acknowledgement by PM has turned into a dark history.
With Nagas, yet to see the light of the day, NH said the act of Centre was “disgraceful to the peace loving people in different parts of the world as it continues to wield the draconian laws and easing the Naga people with false promises.”

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