- The 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly passed a resolution
- The resolution was on Naga political issue
- Nagaland Assembly Winter Session concludes on December 15
Nagaland is on the verge of Assembly Elections and before this, the state assembly conducted its 12th session that was the Winter Session. On the second and final day of the Assembly Session, the session passed a resolution on the prevailing Naga political issue.
Solution cannot afford any further delay
On the second and the final day of the Nagaland Assembly a resolution has been passed that was related to the Nagaland Political issue that is going on in the state for a long time.
While the government presented the matter, they quoted it with a statement, “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 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 stakeholders 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 Govt of India arrives at “an honorable and acceptable solution to the Naga political issue.