Dimapur, March 15 (MTNews): The NSCN-IM has noted that the Naga political issue is being given ‘cold shoulder with agnostic indifference’. However, the group said it does not dishearten the Nagas for, according to them, the final answer to the Naga solution is with the Almighty God.
The NSCN-IM in the editorial column of its news bulletin ‘Nagalim Voice’ said, “The only way we are going to win this battle is through an act of divine intervention” and Nagas’ belief in God’s marvelous work.
The NSCN-IM also informed that the Naga-American Council based in Washington DC that came into existence in 2003 with Grace Collins as the Honorary Ambassador of Nagalim has been reactivated after a long hiatus and is now the President of the Naga-American Council.
In order to strengthen the Naga-American Council, Collins has appointed Dr Thomas A Cellucci as the Prime Minister of the Naga-American Council in the hope that he will champion the Naga cause to both the US and US free democratic allied nations.
Cellucci served as the US Government’s First Chief Commercialization Officer in the Executive Branch starting under President George W.Bush and continued with President Barack Obama.
President Collins also appointed Ichinnorov Manjaagiin Manjaa, aka Nora Manjaa as the Chief Legal Counsel for the Naga-American Council.
“Nora possesses 20 years of experience as a Human Rights Attorney, possessing a keen knowledge and passion for the use of International Human Rights Laws, proven mechanisms and the existing laws to bring higher standard benchmarks and reforms to Nagalim-by employing Strategic Human Rights Litigation and Advocacy techniques,” the bulletin said.
NSCN-IM open to third-party intervention
The NSCN-IM also acknowledged that with more than 26 years of political talks between the government of India and National Socialist Council of Nagalim not leading to where it should have been, and therefore, it pointed out that the Nagas are getting restive and looking beyond the border for third-party intervention.
The organization extended the belief that third-party intervention will help diffuse better understanding and perfect confidence.
“The fluid situation as we find now demands that the rules of the game need to be changed, thereby promoting peaceful conflict resolution based on what has been agreed upon. Third-party can also help the Indo-Naga political talks move forward by building effective means to improve communication and provide an impartial perspective and build trust,” it stated.