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From military stage, we have reached political stage: Isak Swu
Source: Hueiyen News Service / NNN

Dimapur, September 30 2015: NSCN (IM) Yaruiwo Isak Chishi Swu on Wednesday asserted that his out fit will not compromise on any issues that contradict Nagas' historical rights and aspiration" .

In a statement, Swu informed that the framework agreement signed between the Government of India and NSCN (IM) on August 3 last had agreed to move forward towards a possible meeting point for peaceful co-existence "by the sharing of different competencies which also defines the different stratums of sovereign power that must be shared" .

He said in the spirit of mutual respect and in recognising the universal democratic principle, both the parties agreed that "sovereignty lies with the people concerned" .

The NSCN (IM) Yaruiwo reminded that Nagas have come to "the very important juncture" of their history once again and it is time for all to take a decisive decision for the sake of the future.

He said the Naga people know and believe the time is here for them to stand firm and they cannot afford to make any mistakes or live in a state of confusion.

Historical force and the change of time favoured the Nagas once again to "correct the mistakes of our own making and also the wrongs committed against us," Swu added.

"I want our people to understand that our unwavering struggle had eventually made others to respect and accept our historical position and aspiration.

Therefore, today from military stage, we have reached the political stage.

Political negotiation replaced violent armed confrontation and with the official recognition of our unique history and situation on July 11, 2002, we are earnestly in search of an enduring political solution based on that recognition," the Yaruiwo stated.

He also said that there will be no solution as long as the Nagas are kept divided ignoring their historical and political rights.

"There is also danger of self defeat if the Naga people's aspiration is interpreted in terms of the past agreements, like the 16 point Agreement and the 1975 Shillong Accord, which betrayed our cause," said Swu.

"I and my friend Thuingaleng Muivah together with many of the revolutionary patriots had from the very beginning taken the decision to uphold the 1951 plebiscite and we also agreed not to waver from our commitment that Nagaland shall be for Christ.

We want you to know that we will not compromise on any issue that contradicts our historical rights and aspiration", asserted Swu.

While stating that the "past is past" and that they must come together in the name of Christ and also respecting and acknowledging historical and political rights, Swu said the Nagas must correct all the political mistakes in order to chart out common future based on the "uniqueness of our history" .


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