Kohima: Claiming that Former Nagaland Chief Minister SC Jamir has defended the ‘sovereignty and integrity of India in the ugliest manner by taking the lives of many Nagas,’ the NSCN-IM on Friday said that the time is up for the Padma Bhushan awardee on the vexed Naga issue.

The NSCN-IM said that the Naga political solution is getting more sensitive with every passing day and therefore it is crucially important to follow a right approach.

“No doubt the picture of SC Jamir appearing again and again is a sort of discomfort for the NSCN. Because he has proved himself as cunning, scheming and devious man who had put himself in the centre of the show in the past and desperately attempting to place himself in the same role that was rejected and condemned by Naga people after he messed up the Naga issue by bringing the 16-Point Agreement without consulting the stakeholders (Naga national workers) who really matters at that particular point of time,” an official update from the NSCN-IM said.

The NSCN-IM further said that all discords and factional clashes are rooted in the anti-Naga divisive agreement with Jamir as ‘one of the architects and the only survivor architect today’ and also ‘the person who denied Jawaharlal Nehru from meeting AZ Phizo’.

It said that if the Government of India is sincerely interested to solve the intricate Naga political issue, it should avoid hobnobbing with a person who no longer represents the voice of the Naga people.

“The very person who has vouched strongly to defend the interests of India rather than Naga people’s political interest have no moral authority to speak for the Naga political rights as he doesn’t represents the Naga political interest anymore. This also goes against the essence of Indo-Naga political talks,” the group said.

The group questioned whether the Government of India will choose to go with the condemned past agreements by taking the advice of the surviving architect of the 16- Point Agreement or to go with the Framework Agreement that was loudly highlighted before the world to finalize the Indo-Naga political issue once and for all.

It said that it is never opposed to early solution except to make it honorable and acceptable. “We understand the pressing situation where people are over burdened with multiple factions and taxations, which can only see the end once early Naga solution is materialised. Ironically, these factions are not created by Nagas themselves. It was the Government of India who created it in order to burden the Naga public with the sinister design to pull down the Naga nationalism,” said the NSCN-IM.

For the NSCN-IM, the Naga settlement must be permanent and honorable as the Nagas cannot afford to make another mistake in accepting a settlement that does not guarantee a secured future of the Naga people as well as complete eradication of taxes in the name of Naga political struggle.

Following the past approach of reaching permanent peaceful solution, it said, the situation will go from bad to worse.  It added that the habitual betraying character of Jamir is on record and is never forgotten.

“During the 1998 when the Naga people cried for Naga solution and not election, the Congress in Nagaland under SC. Jamir went against the will of the people and put themselves in Nagaland Assembly without the mandate of the Naga people. If this Indian agent and traitor to the Naga cause had not obstructed the meeting of Nehru and Phizo, Nagas relationship with India would have been in a much better level,” it said.

As a person who have no respect for the God-given rights of the Naga people, the group said that no matter how loud he speaks on Naga solution with a handful of people by his side, that does not represents the voice of the Nagas.

“Such people should not keep meddling in Naga issue as if it is his personal fieldom. Time’s up for Jamir on Naga issue,” it concluded. 

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