Naga organisations observe 5th anniversary of FA
NEWMAI NEWS NETWORK
IMPHAL, 3rd Aug: Various organisations in Manipur observed the Framework Agreement anniversary on Monday under the common title, “The 5th Observance of the 3rd August, 2015 Framework Agreement between the Government of India and the NSCN”.
In Tamenglong district headquarters, the programme was held at Zeme Naga Council Conference Hall. The event was organised by The Joint Tribes Council of Inpui, Liangmai, Rongmei and Zeme by strictly maintaining the COVID-19 guidelines, according to a press statement of The Joint Tribes Council.
The participants observed a two-minute silence to pay their respects to those people who had sacrificed their lives for the Naga cause.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Aku Newme stressed the need to have the spirit of “one family” by discarding factionalism and tribalism. He also stressed the need to respect all those people who are working for the Naga cause.
Meanwhile, according to Dr Aku Newme, the Joint Tribes Council reaffirmed their support to the NSCN-IM.
The programme attendees then prayed for the early solution of the Naga political issue.
Also observing the event, the Khurmi Naga Peoples' Organisation (KNPO) along with the Naga frontal organizations of Khurmi (NSUC, NWUC, NCAC, CDCF) and the federating tribe units “sincerely” appealed the Government of India to translate its “commitment for the Indo-Naga permanent political solution”.
In a press release, KNPO appealed to the GoI to translate its commitment into action for permanent Indo-Naga political solution.
“After five years of witnessing the high profile political program held in New Delhi, in the presence of the Prime Minister of India and other important dignitaries of the two entities, now, the Nagas within and without borders reiterate our support for lasting negotiated political settlement based on the Framework Agreement (2015) through the principles of shared sovereignty and peaceful co-existence as two entities.
“History had witnessed that the Indians fought to liberate themselves from the British Rule and the Indians know the ordeals of the struggling nation. Today, Nagas too are asserting their place for right to self-determination on their unique history and situations which were recognised in 2002 by the GoI,” the bodies said.
The KNPO release continued, “In our journey to uphold peace across the South Asian sub-continent, Nagas have come forward to appreciate the GoI for the historic steps embarked thus far. However, the dual role of RN Ravi as interlocutor to misinterpret the Framework Agreement and as the Governor to manipulate the Indian governance system and the lackadaisical of GoI has hurt the Nagas.
“RN Ravi must not take the Indo-Naga peace process for granted; the ongoing process is a recorded documentation nothing can have distorted interpretation. We also urge our respected interlocutor to understand why the Naga national struggle sustained, survived and seasoned. Every Naga family alive today has undergone a struggle of ordeals – suppressed, physically exploited and murdered by the GoI Agencies. This act of any crimes against humanity must stop.”
The release then added, “Though differences of certain diplomacy might exist within the Nagahood, Nagas always have a common bond and experienced political ordeal. The Naga frontal organisations of Khurmi stand for early political settlement as envisaged in the Framework Agreement, and urge to expedite implementation of the era of new relationship between the two entities.”