Imphal, Dec 22: Much has been speculated but no authority of the NSCN-IM or the Government of India has so far spell out what exactly will be the final agreement that will reached between the two entities.
Some media report said portion of Assam will be integrated to the Nagalim as per the agreement, by referring to the answer given by the Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in an unstarred question asked by MP Shrimati Wansuk Syiem at Rajya Sabha.
But when Imphal Times get the exact copy of the question asked at Rajya Sabha, it is learnt that the report is misinterpreted. MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju had never answered that some portion of Assam will be added to Nagalim as per the Framework Agreement.
What Kiren Rijiju had answered was that – “Framework Agreement signed on 3 Aug 2015 laid down the broad parameters for final settlement. Final Accord has not yet been signed. The Six Naga armed groups are in contact with the Government of India Interlocutor. Government is aware of apprehensions expressed in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur. These are speculative in nature. Adequate care is being taken to protect the interests of all stakeholders”.
Kiren Rijiju did not mention any time frame for signing of the final agreement at Rajya Sabha. Yet, the people of Nagaland particularly those supporting the NSCN-IM and its cause have started celebrating on the believed that the agreement will be signed before Christmas or before the upcoming Nagaland State Assembly election. The Governor of Nagaland PV Archaraya in Septemebr had stated that the agreement will be settled within two months. Even the President of India Ram Nath Kovind while inaugurating the HornBill Festival had also stated that the final settlement will be brought soon.
With the kind of development, once more there has been an unrest atmosphere in the North East Region, particularly in the state of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
Speculation of the Framework Work Agreement has even prompted the ongoing winter session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly to reiterate its resolution for protection of the Territorial Integrity of the state. One more additional clause is to disclose the contents of the agreement.
Peace has been somehow restored in the region but the undisclosed talk is making the people of the region unrest with speculations that has the potential of turning the region to a hot spot of ethnic conflict.
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