GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF NAGALIM
Ministry of Information and Publicity
CHq Hebron, the 19th July, 2022
Had the Indo-Naga political talks been concluded on the 31st October, 2019 as repeatedly mentioned by the Parliamentary Committee on the Naga Political Issue (PCoNPI), a Joint statement should have been the norm and not unilateral statement by RN Ravi. Even NSCN could have taken the pleasure to share with the Naga people with much jubilation. Ironically, this is not the case. Ravi may have concluded the talks with NNPGs. But that is not the story with NSCN.
No doubt Ravi used strong words against NSCN talk team to conclude the talk by the 31st October, 2019. It was in fact an ugly ultimatum day served to the NSCN by GoI (Government of India) with threats and warfare psychosis. But NSCN was unnerved and stood their ground and flatly refused to toe the line of Naga solution as drawn by Ravi.
The truth is that Ravi miserably failed to work out the competency as per the principle of the Framework Agreement (FA). The last paragraph of FA stated “the two sides agreed that within this framework agreement details and execution plan will be worked out and implemented shortly”. But sadly, Ravi never picked up the follow up action on competency.
In fact, after the 31st October, 2019 we had formal talk on the 9th November 2019 and again on the 30th January, 2020.
Officially the FA signed on the 3rd August, 2015 had resolved the principle issues and therefore, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi himself had made known to the world that he had solved the longest insurgency movement in Southeast Asia. Accordingly we find in the 3rd paragraph “It is a matter of great satisfaction that dialogue between the Government of India and the NSCN has successfully concluded and we are confident it will provide for an enduring inclusive new relationship of peaceful co-existence of the two entities.” The sore point is the non-action on competency.
The respected members of the PCoNPI should exercise intuition to tell them that something is amiss about the 31st October, 2019 as talks having been officially concluded. We also need to follow political maturity and pragmatism and go by our established respect to find the Naga political solution, so near, yet gone missing.
As far as the 31st October, 2019 is concern there is no documentary evidence appended by the GoI representative and the Naga political groups that talks had been concluded as we find in the FA.
NSCN find no fault with Prime Minister Mr. N. Modi taking the extra pride for solving the Naga political issue. But the non-action plan on competency had made the FA a none-starter. This is the crux of the delay in Naga political solution.