Nagaland Agreement 2015

Thuingaleng Muivahs NSCN (IM) was the main signatory of the framework agreement signed with the central government`s interlocutor, RN Ravi, governor of Nagaland, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In declaring its opposition to what was said in the commission`s report, the NSCN tried to tell the Naga public that it had not abandoned its previous position, and it was only NSCN that was trying to get the best offer for people against adversity. This avowed perseverance can also be interpreted as an attempt to reject Ravi`s efforts to involve more actors in the peace process, in order to probably weaken the NSCN`s position as the main peace negotiator. “The framework agreement was concluded and officially signed on August 3, 2015. The Indian government recognizes the sovereignty of the Naga through the framework agreement. The agreement also says: “Including the peaceful coexistence of the two entities that share sovereign power,” he said. The fact that such a package of non-territorial resolutions has been widely accepted in Nagaland is reflected in the fact that former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, as well as Nagaland`s 60 deputies, including mlAs of opposition parties, supported such a framework in 2012. As a politician, none of these MDAs would have openly supported such a framework had there been no support within Naga. While the National Assembly adopted a resolution on 27 July 2015 supporting five points, including the resumption of the ceasefire with the NSCN (K) and the integration of areas inhabited by the Naga, this does not mean that they oppose a non-territorial framework that protects the culture, history and autonomy of Naga-inhabited areas outside Nagaland. Since 1964, the Nagaland Assembly has adopted ritual resolutions for a territorial unit in Nagalim — for the fifth time just days before the signing of the framework agreement in 2015. Thuingaleng Muivah, Secretary General of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) or NSCN (IM), said that Thuingaleng Muivah, secretary general of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) or NSCN (IM), had agreed, when the 2015 Nagaland peace agreement was signed, that Nagaagas would not co-exist but would not merge with India. In early 2017, Mr. Ravi informed a parliamentary body that it had signed a framework agreement with the NSCN-IM after reaching an agreement within the Indian Federation with a “special status” and that it was an abandonment of its previous position “with India, not within India”.