NSCN-IM stated that Nagas were never integral to the Indian polity

news News Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:50

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 ‘new political’ concept was adopted for peaceful co-existence between the two ‘entities’ and a ‘historic achievement’ while The North East Today reported this done to resolve the issue at the earliest taking into account the ‘unique identity’ 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.

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