‘India and Nagaland must coexist peacefully’ – Thuingaleng Muivah
DIMAPUR: According to reports given, it is learnt that the General secretary of NSCN (Isak-Muivah), Thuingaleng Muivah while speaking at the funeral of NSCN (I-M) chairman Isak Chishi Swu said both India and Nagaland must coexist peacefully.
Muivah said the, "Nagas and the government of India were two distinct entities who should share sovereignty." Adding that, "The government of India tried to finish off the Nagas, but our cadres fought bravely. India realized that the Naga problem could not be solved through armed confrontation and recognised it as a political problem."To which all of this came about under Swu's leadership. Muivah went on to speak on Swu's contribution to the Naga freedom movement and NSCN (I-M). Swu had been the chairman of the outfit since its formation in 1980 till he died in Delhi on Tuesday.
The government of India, which signed a ceasefire with NSCN (I-M) in 1997, took several years to appreciate the history of the Nagas. Thus, Muivah said, "We argued that if you accept our history as unique, you must accept that a unique people with a unique history needs a unique solution. "
He further stated that,"We appreciate the problems of the Indian leaders today because they have understood the profound history of the Nagas."
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