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Indo-NSCN-IM deal HM says disclosure of the details of Naga Political Negotiations ‘Premature and Prejudicial’

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Imphal, July 16,

Even after twenty two years of political dialogue, the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Issac Muivah) group and the Government of India is yet to reach an agreement where the issues can be amicably settled.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy said that any disclosure to the details of the Frame Work agreement signed between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM on August 2015 will be premature and prejudicial to the final settlement.

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs in a written reply to a star questioned by MP Manish Tiwari during the Parliament session today, however said that the Naga Political Negotiations are in advance stage.

In his question, Manish Tiwari sought the details of the Framework agreement signed by the Government of India with the Naga Underground groups in August 2015 along with the complete text of the said agreement, he also sought information from the Union Home Minister of State if the government is ready to consider a Naga Flag for a Pan-Naga Cultural body and term the final agreement as the “Naga Constitution” as reported in Section of Press on March 5, 2019.

The Union Home Minister did not answer the question on whether there will be a separate flag and constitution for the Pan Naga Cultural body but answered in a shrewd manner saying that disclosure of the details will be premature and prejudicial to the final settlement.

This means the eight point agreement signed between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India as reported in this newspaper time and again since the signing of the Framework Agreement in August 3 , 2015 and which was later carried by other newspaper has not been rule out.

As per this newspapers’ report the agreement signed between the GOI and the NSCN-IM are
1. A separate constitution for Nagaland.
2. Separate Flag
3. Separate Naga passport
4. Permanent UN Representative
5. Joint Foreign Affairs
 6. Joint Defence/Military
 7. Use of Currency Rupees (Right to use Naga Currency) and ,
8. Pan Naga Government to cover all Naga inhabited Areas.

As the Union Home Minister of state did not say that the reports are false it is likely that the Framework Agreement contains the eight points.

Rinku Khumukcham

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