Nagalim Voice May 2022
WHEN THE NAGA FRIENDS COMES CALLING
Notwithstanding the impasse-like situation with the GoI (Government of India) which is always charming to solve Naga political issue, but going obstinate on the issues of the Naga flag and yehzabo (constitution), the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) finds full support and solidarity from the Indian civil societies from across the country as they turned up at the NSCN’s Council Headquarters (CHq) and the General Headquarters (GHq) of the Naga Army to interact with the NSCN and express concern at the slow pace of the on-going Indo-Naga political dialogue. They showed themselves they are not only well acquainted with the legitimacy of the Naga political movement but also aware of the notoriety of the Government of India with the history of habitual betraying nature. Over 25 years of the Indo-Naga political talks without justice to the Naga political struggle spearheaded by the NSCN is the most pressing concern they shared with the NSCN leaders. Apparently, they cautioned the NSCN to dread carefully in dealing with Government of India.
These groups share common interest with the Naga people respecting their historical and political rights. They are also well organized and with well-established link across the world. On the Indo-Naga political dialogue, they called for supporting and protecting the “Indo-Naga” political talks till it achieves the desirable goal of honorable and lasting peace as enshrined in the Framework Agreement.
These groups stood with the Naga people for their rights, sovereignty and self-dignity. However, they reminded the Naga people not to trust the “verbal promises” of the Government of India, as they claim that even their written words are not to be taken at face value. Naturally, they are well aware of the many past agreements that were never fulfilled in letter and spirit.
Significantly, the 36 (thirty six) delegates from 12 (twelve) states of India are made to witness that the Nagas have their own flag and constitution that are the identity of the Naga people and therefore, deeply linked with the Naga sentiment for its divine origin. Taking cognizance of the historical and political rights of the Naga people, these civil societies fully acknowledged the rights of the Nagas to retain their flag, the symbol of their national identity.
These civil societies from across the country came to Dimapur (Nagaland) to attend ‘Save the peace’ conclave organized by the Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR):
Arunachal Naga Students’ Federation; Dal Khalsa, Punjab; All Sikh Students Federation, Punjab; Sikh Siyasat, Punjab; World Sikh News, Punjab; Panthak Tal Mail Sanganathan, Punjab; Panth Sewak Jatha, Punjab; Kashmir Human Rights; Jan Pahal, Madhya Pradesh; Adivasi Bachao, Madhya Pradesh; Kisan Mazdoor Chetna Sangathan, Madhya Pradesh; Socialist Party of India, Uttar Pradesh; Rihai Manch, Uttar Pradesh; Samajwati Chhatra Sabha, Delhi; National Front for Tribal Self-Rule, Delhi; Thamilar Nalam Periyakam, Tamil Nadu; Naam Tamilar Katchi, Tamil Nadu; Rashtra Janata Dal, Bihar, and Students for Resistance, Bihar.