DIMAPUR | Dec 15: The 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly passed a resolution on Naga political issue today, the second and the concluding day of the winter session that, “solution to the Naga political issue cannot afford any more delay and thereby interminably deny the Nagas their democratic right to self- determination and other concomitant rights and vestments”.
The resolution also said, “And therefore the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly assembled on December 15, 2017 during the session, hereby urged upon the Government of India to take emergent and extraordinary steps to usher in an honourable and acceptable solution to the Naga political issue well before the Assembly elections to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly slated for March, 2018”.
It can be noted here that, at the ‘consultative meet’ of the Nagaland Legislators’ Forum (NLF) with the parliamentarians and ex-parliamentarians held on December 7, 2017 in Kohima, a resolution was passed urging the Nagaland Legislative Assembly to pass a separate resolution on similar lines for “solution before election” during the “current session” (December 14 and 15) of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
To this effect, a note containing today’s resolution issued by the Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly said, “This House appreciated the various measures taken by the ‘Government of India in regard to early solution of the protracted Naga political issue, especially the Framework Agreement on August 3, 2015 between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) as well as the further written Agreement on November 27, 2017 between the Government of India and the Working Group of the six Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs)”. The note also said that various stake holders are sincerely and seriously engaging their minds to the core details of the Naga political issue in order to arrive at an early solution.
The Nagaland Legislative Assembly then urged upon the Election Commission of India (ECI) not to announce the assembly elections to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly until the Government of India arrives at “an honourable and acceptable solution to the Naga political issue in order to enable all Nagas to enjoy their due democratic and other rights and function as a more empowered electorate during the elections that may be head after the solution”.
The Nagaland Legislative Assembly also called upon civil societies, tribal hohos, church and other organizations concerned, to cooperate with the vision of the State Government in this regard. The Nagaland Legislative Assembly also called upon all political parties and Independent candidates to implement the demand for “solution before election” in the field, whenever necessary, so that utmost unity is displayed before the Government of India and the Election Commission of India.
Source : Imphal Free Press | Newmai News Network