Lt.Gen.Niki Sumi, People’s Army of Nagaland, NSCN/GPRN
June 7, 2014
Recently, speculating on possible settlement between GOI and IM, the NSCN/GPRN has unnecessarily been dragged in by few high profile individuals either out of their ignorance or with ulterior motives.
Hence, the NSCN/GPRN’s position on the longstanding unresolved political issue is being clarified thus.
The Indo-Naga-Myanmar political issue basically is none but “Sovereignty” of the Nagas and therefore NSCN/GPRN’s commitment on the issue remains clear and undiluted.
On T.Solo’s implication of NSCN.Khaplang’s silence on Naga Sovereignty, inclination to political settlement with Myanmar etc. and GK.Pillai’s allegation of SS.Khaplang having already acceded to Myanmar Union by setting up Naga MP’s in Myanmar Union, bare facts for their enlightenment are provided here.
When Myanmar held it’s first democratic election (since 1951) on 7th Nov.2010, SS.Khaplang led NSCN/GPRN boycotted the process in the entire Naga inhabited area, as a result, balloting could be held in only two military stations.
Furthermore, few educated Naga elites representing the Nagas in Myanmar Union are mostly nominal (nominees) in nature(not mass-based elected) and purely for the purpose of improving wretched economic and developmental aspects and in no manner infringe upon the Sovereign status of the Nagas being championing by NSCN/GPRN hitherto.
Over the recent years, the conflicting states in Myanmar invited Nagas to join Union of States as member so as to pursue negotiated political status within Myanmar Union, the NSCN/GPRN however, declined the offer keeping in view the inherent “ pan-Naga” Sovereign standing encompassing ancestral Naga home land spread over Myanmar and India.
The detractors may therefore acquire themselves of the facts first before rushing to conclusion, perhaps owing to their perverted intolerance to NSCN/GPRN’s credibility.
In the year 2014 itself, the Myanmar Government invited NSCN/GPRN along with the rest of conflicting states for joint political consultation and resolution within Union of Myanmar, the NSCN/GPRN however categorically clarified that since “Sovereignty” being the sole objective of the Nagas, we are in no position to equate ourselves with other states and therefore refused to be a part of joint initiative. The political convention has been privileged to have had numerous international observers which included European and American countries.
It is therefore contradictory on the part of critics living comfortably with luxurious dispensations from India to make huge cry over few nominated Naga MP(s) in Myanmar Union.
While the Nagas in Myanmar are yet to see the light of modernity rather than alleged acceptance of political settlement- in staunch defence of Naga Sovereignty. It is for the Nagas of India to ponder over accord after accord starting from Hydari agreement, 16 point agreement to NNC/FGN’s Shillong Accord , , by which successive acts of treasons the Nagas have been arbitrarily divided and are still languishing in political slavery under Myanmar and India.
Exception of ceasefire/peace agreements with India and Myanmar, the NSCN/GPRN is yet to initiate any formal political processes; therefore, the detractors eagerness to brand NSCN/GPRN as having already inclined to political arrangement with Myanmar is nothing but anti-Naga psychological campaign to demoralize the NSCN/GPRN and the Nagas in general.
As for NSCN/GPRN there is no alternative but Sovereignty even if it be in God’s own good time.