The Naga Rising publishes a roadmap on the Indo-Naga political question

Naga Rising members during the release of the 3 point document at Saramati Hotel in Dimapur on Wednesday. (EM pictures)

Orr Journalist
Dimapur, August 10 (EMN):
The Naga Rising (TNR) on Wednesday released a document with a roadmap on the Indo-Naga political issue to serve as a way forward to bring the process to its logical conclusion.

TNR’s roadmap for a peaceful, honorable and speedy solution was released at the Saramati Hotel in Dimapur.

TNR official Along Longkumer said the roadmap is not a unilateral imposition or document for the benefit of a single side, party or faction, but a unifying project that can positively impact the process. current peace. He also indicated that this move by TNR should not be seen as a contradiction but as a complement to the Naga public’s determination for an early and inclusive solution.

Longkumer pointed out that the current generation is emerging from complex and difficult experiences with the Naga political movement on the one hand, the reality of the Naga state on the other, the ceasefire in the 1960s and the present, the peace process.

“We are now faced with the confusion and dilemma of dealing with two side agreements – the 2015 NSCN(IM) Framework Agreement and the 2017 WC-NNPG Agreed Position – which have further polarized the Nagas in the middle” , did he declare. said.

Reflecting on how to move forward with all of these challenges, he said TNR was looking to find answers to some of these complex questions inherited from the past and immediate present.

“TNR has a common vision to work collectively looking beyond our tribal identity, the inherent conflicts that surround us and the differences we carry,” he added.

TNR’s journey, Longkumer said, is deeply rooted in the Naga people’s collective history of faith, freedom and brotherhood.

“One of the inspirations and beacons of the TNR is the 1929 memorandum submitted to the Simon Commission. On our way, the TNR wants to renew this vision and give it a new narrative and a new direction in line with the current context,” he said.

According to TNR, the modern challenges facing the Naga people can only be resolved through a broad-based inclusive framework and through peaceful means.

To deal with the complexity of the current Naga situation, one of the main issues to be addressed is the unresolved Naga issue, as it is something that requires “our collective priority, attention and unified action”.

“TNR is however very clear and firm in our understanding that beyond calls for a quick solution or mobilization of the masses, the current situation also demands a decisive plan of combined action and strategy. Nagas inherently become overly emotional and impulsive in any given situation. As a result, we tend to get lost in confusion, exposing our isms and divisions,” Longkumer noted.

Responding to questions about the ‘mixing’ of the Rising Peoples’ Party (RPP) and the TNR, he said the best catalyst for bringing about change is politics, ‘although it has a different term in the state’.

Regarding the church’s involvement in the Naga political issue, TNR secretary Khriezodilhou Yhome said he strongly believed that the church should provide leadership and that “the role of the church is what people believe”.

He said the TNR roadmap will be sent to all organizations in the North East region.

The three-point “Indo-Naga Peace Process Roadmap” based on the resolution adopted at the TNR Annual Meeting, June 29, 2022, is as follows:

  1. To help complement the efforts of the Central Committee on the Naga Political Question comprising Nagaland’s 60 legislators, a community platform with representation of all shades and opinions should be formed at the initiative of the church.
  2. Work towards the convergence of Naga political groups as there will be only one solution to the Naga issue as announced by the Indian government.
  3. To help break the deadlock between GoI and NSCN (IM) over the unresolved flag and constitution issue.

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