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NNC rejects peace pact signed between Centre and NSCN(IM)

The Naga National Council (NNC) has rejected the peace pact signed between the Centre and NSCN (IM) earlier this month saying that it will bring further division and distrust among the Nagas.



Itanagar: The Naga National Council (NNC) has rejected the peace pact signed between the Centre and NSCN (IM) earlier this month saying that it will bring further division and distrust among the Nagas.

NNC vice president Thepushuyi S Keyho in a letter to R N Ravi, interlocutor for Government of India on Saturday referred to two peace pact inked earlier and claimed that both the agreements with the Centre to end the Indo-Naga issue only succeeded in multiplying and magnifying the problem due to exclusive and manipulative approach.

"As seemingly significant as the present Peace Accord appears to be, it is just between Centre and NSCN (IM), one of the many Naga Political Groups (NPGs)," he said.

"Though indications are given on the part of both Centre and NSCN (IM) to be inclusive in its approach, it is still a matter of serious speculation about the framework of the agreement to safeguard the rights and aspiration of the Nagas as envisioned by the pioneers of NNC," he pointed out.

"Perhaps peace is the guiding force and logic of this agreement as the name of the agreement itself suggests but the truth of the Indo-Naga conflict is about the sovereignty of the Nagas, a cause for which much lives have been sacrificed and peaceful life compromised and not primarily about peaceful co-existence or development even," he added.

"Is the Centre gearing up to repeat another error in history? Is the Centre too blind to see the truths of history? Is it still thinking that the aspiration of the Nagas can be forced or bribed into pale silence by special packages?" he asked adding the NNC is not yet prepared at any cost to deviate from its "original outcry". PTI UPL SB RG

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