With the mess that is going on in India at the borders, and internally with the pandemic, another problem has surfaced. This is happening in the Northeast part of India. The Naga peace deal has once again been disrupted, with Nagaland’s leading rebel group involved in the debate, the NSCN-IM, demanding a separate flag and constitution, the rebel group said on Friday, adding that it could not sign a respectable peace deal with the central government without a separate flag and constitution.
The rebel group NSCN-IMA held a joint press conference on Friday to discuss the historical and political rights of the Naga people and how to make the Indo-Naga political debate a success. This meeting was held at the central headquarters in Hebron near Dimapur in Nagaland, the NSCN-IM’s tough stance came out at a time when the peace agreement has been affected as there are deep differences between the group and the negotiator Nagaland Governor RN Ravi.
They have issued a press release, unanimously adopting a resolution to reiterate the NSCN-IM’s stance, that the Naga national flag and Yehzbao (constitution) should be part of the Indo-Naga agreement to make the Naga agreement respectable and acceptable.
This statement given by NSCN-IM reveals that the center should seek a final agreement on the basis of the historical framework signed on August 3, 2015. The chapter comes at a time when a delegation of top NSCN-IM leaders, including Secretary-General Thudlingeng Mudwa, is in New Delhi to pursue talks with Home Ministry and intelligence bureau officials without the Nagaland governor and the chief negotiator.