In the backdrop of some reports saying that the Centre have reportedly agreed to allow Nagaland residents to have a separate passport and flag, sources within the MHA have denied the possibility of such a development.
The demand for a separate passport and flag are in accordance with the peace accord signed by the NSCN-IM, the state government and the Government of India as then reported by the media.
Nelive reported the â€˜new politicalâ€™ concept was adopted for peaceful co-existence between the two â€˜entitiesâ€™ and a â€˜historic achievementâ€™ while The North East Today reported this done to resolve the issue at the earliest taking into account the â€˜unique identityâ€™ of Nagas.
NTT reported that RH Raising, Kilo Kilonser (Home Minister) of NSCN-IM stated that Nagas were never integral to the Indian polity nor did the Nagas sign a pact to be part of the country.
Raising reportedly asked Naga people to unite and build a stronger Naga nation.
Jammu and Kashmir has a separate flag and constitution. Unlike Jammu and Kashmir which enjoys a special status of autonomy under Article 370, Nagaland is presently governed under Article 371 A of the Constitution, which gives the right over land and resources to the Nagas.