Nagaland: NSCN (IM) calls for integration of Naga territories on I-Day
KOHIMA: During the independence day celebration on August 15, NSCN (IM) Home Minister (Kilo Kilonser) Rh Raising raised a calling for the integration of all Naga territories on the 70th Independence Day celebration of the NSCN (IM). While addressing as the Chief guest at the event, he said, "Integration of all Naga territories is a natural necessity, not a choice and added that 'integration of all Naga territories under one political umbrella is the legitimate rights of the Nagas, which no power can stop."
For decades now, the Nagas have withered in the hands of dominant communities in different administrative units. Raising further said that, "We can assuredly say that addressing only the present grievances of the Nagas overlooking the future is no solution because that does not touch the heart of the matter."
Adding that, "Freedom as the inherent right of an individual and people need to be recognized. NSCN is undoubtedly for the freedom that chooses future of the Nagas. It has chosen the freedom to decide the future of the Nagas by the Naga themselves, not by others."
The Government of India has clearly spelled out that sovereignty of the Nagas lies with the Naga people and the sovereignty of India lies with the Indian people and added that for the first time the GoI has recognised the sovereignty of the Nagas, said the Home Minister of NSCN (IM). The Framework Agreement reaffirms the unique history of the Nagas, he said and added that the Framework Agreement is the official agreement signed between GoI and the Nagas represented by the NSCN on the basis of mutual respect and recognition of rights.
"The Nagas are now at the final phase of negotiation ready to enter the last stage of Nation building. Nagalim should be built and developed by Naga politics and run by it. The NSCN is built upon the foundation of Naga National principle, politics, programs and politics."
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