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The NSCN (IM) on Thursday said the authorities of India (GoI) has formally recognized the reliable proper of the Nagas to the integration of all Naga areas.

“By integration, it potential geo-political integration primarily based on the sovereign proper of the Nagas, no longer that of the Indian or Burmese constitution,” the ministry of facts and publicity of the outfit said in a release.

The outfit said the integration of the divided Naga ancestral domains is the inherent right of the Nagas.

It issued the release in response to the latest declaration of convener of the working committee of Naga National Political Groups (NPPGs) N. Kitovi Zhimomi titled “A word of caution”.

The NSCN (IM) quoted Zhimomi as saying, “Working Committee of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) strongly opposes any go to trade the political map of Nagaland. Any solution that will abrogate Article 371 A (of the Indian Constitution) is not applicable to NNPGs.”

The NSCN (IM) said the Naga human beings have rejected outright the invitation of the Constituent Assembly of India to join the Union of India and its Constitution from day one.

“But, against this historical Naga country wide decision, the 16-Point Agreement used to be signed between the authorities of India and a few ‘Naga traitors’ in the stolen title of the Naga human beings on the foundation of the Article 371 A of the Indian Constitution,” it said.

“The so-called Nagaland state is however the baby of Indian constitution,” it said.

The outfit puzzled why a tall chief like Zhimomi is advocating for the motive of 16-Point Agreement even when the Indian leaders too have admitted the truth that the settlement does not solve the Indo-Naga political problem.

“This by no means augurs nicely for his standing with so many years of sacrifice for the Naga country wide cause,” the NSCN (IM) said.

It stated the current Nagaland country covers only 16,579 rectangular kilometres whereas Nagaland has 120,000 square kilometres.

“Who adjustments the map? Out of 50 tribes, Nagaland kingdom embraces solely sixteen tribes. Who divides the Nagas?” it asked.

The NSCN (IM) also quoted Zhimomi as saying, “Integration through constitutional and administrative measure… The administrative system of the Naga tribes in different states shall be worked out as per the constitutional scheme except any interference or infringement on the Provisions of the Article 371 A.”

The NSCN (IM) said, “When we say ‘Nagas’, all Nagas are one. And that there is no white Nagas or black Nagas.”

It stated the “Nagas were forcibly divided through the colonial strength and positioned them in special administrative gadgets for political cause recognised to all”.

The terms Indian Nagas, Burmese Nagas, Manipur Nagas, Assam Nagas, Arunachal Nagas and Nagas of Nagaland state are the ‘derogatory’ language used through the colonialists, it added.Copy 

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