22 September, 2020

May The Healing Bear Fruit

The Prime Minister, by committing to the Historic Accord has signaled Government of India's willingness to bring about a settlement with the Naga People

May The Healing Bear Fruit
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On August 3rd, 2015, the Prime Minister announced a 'Historic Peace Accord ' between the Government of India and the NSCN (I/M). It appears that what has been agreed upon is a hybrid mix of agreements on a number of Issues and a Framework to proceed further with negotiations to complete the final agreement within a specified time frame.

The basic groundwork for this was done during the detailed discussions that the former Interlocutor, RS Pandey had with the NSCN (I/M) during 2009-2011. Agreement on a large number of issues had been reached. The basic philosophy and foundation for this was the GOI accepting the unique history of the Naga people and agreeing to make special provisions to incorporate this in the Constitution and Laws of the country. And the NSCN (IM) understanding and accepting that in the Federal set up in India, sovereignty is shared between the state and the central governments and that ultimate sovereignty rests with all the citizens of India. It was the consensus that neither Sovereignty or  a Greater Nagaland was politically...

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