Facts and truth of history cannot be distorted and hidden. We will appreciate only the truth, not blind loyalty. We know your language capacity and we will not talk much about your reference to the Khiamniungan incident.

The 1975 Accord was signed by some members in the NNC and the Federal Government of Nagaland. It was a document of total capitulation and foreclosed the way forward. It was condemned in the name of Naga National Council (NNC), in order to salvage the name of NNC. Subsequently, AZ. Phizo was reaffirmed as the President of NNC and was elected to be the President of Nagalim. AZ Phizo was criticized on account of his failure to condemn the 1975 Accord. It was an issue based approach.

The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) was formed in 1980 to give a new sense of direction to the Naga national struggle. On August 1,1997 talks between the GOI and the NSCN began without precondition, at the highest level and outside the third country. The basis of the talks invalidates any other past agreement whatsoever, between the GOI and the Nagas, be it the 16 point Agreement or the 1975 Shillong Accord. The political talks embarked on its journey to find an honourable solution acceptable to both India and the Nagas and subsequently, on July 11, 2002 the Amsterdam Joint Communiqué recognized the ‘Unique history and situation of the Nagas’.

The steps taken by the NSCN and the current peace talks is a reaffirmation of the NNC the Naga people’s decision that was expressed through the 1951 Plebiscite, the August 14, 1947 declaration of independence and the boycott of Indian sponsored general elections in 1952 and 1957. How an organization upholds and values one’s own peoples history is certainly the only yardstick that must prevail in the end, be it the NSCN or any other organization.

We stand up to the challenge of Tokiho Zhimomi President Sumi Region, NNC. The historical decisions taken by the Naga National Council (NNC) deserves due acknowledgement. Phizo, Imkongmeren, T. Sakhrie, Khodao Yanthan, Kughato Sukhai and others certainly deserve special respect and applause in the annals of our history. But condemnation came when the fate of a nation has to be saved. We acknowledged Uncle Phizo’s contribution but denounced when he failed to made a clear stand on the 1975 Shillong Accord.

We see that the statement of Tokiho Zhimomi is a treacherous concoction emerging out of shameless and jealous motive. We will stand our ground when it involves the destiny of our nation.


MIP Oking : 25-05-10