Much public debate and gossips about the historic Naga Peace Accord signed between the Government of India and NSCN (IM) in presence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 3, have been surfacing round the clock.
The 8 points signed under the Peace Accord had probably leaked from Hebron Camp before Th. Muivah speech who supposes to reveal today.
Nevertheless, It is confirmed now that National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) Secretary General and Co-Founder Thuingaleng Muivah who signed the peace deal to end the oldest insurgency of Asia, will be announcing the details of the pact during the 69th Naga Independence Day (August 14) celebration at the Camp Hebron (near Dimapur) which is the headquarters of the outfit.
The Signed Pact
1. A separate constitution for Nagaland
2. Separate Flag
3. Separate Naga passport
4. Permanent UN Representative
5. Joint Foreign Affairs
6. Joint Defence/Military
7. Use of Indian Currency (Right to use Naga Currency)
8. Pan Naga Government to cover all Naga inhabited Areas
According to NSCN (IM) sources, thousands of Nagas living in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh would attend the event.
Chaptering another huge significance, the Naga army will be perhaps seen for the last time in its uniform with its sophisticated weapons in the event.
This is be also the last time that Naga army, the oldest insurgency of Asia fighting for an independent Naga homeland comprising parts of India’s northeast and neighboring Burma (officially known as Myanmar), from where they have been engaged in guerrilla warfare against successive Indian administrations since the 1950s, will be performing a military drill as well.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to spell out some of the details of the pact during his Independence Day address on August 15th.
The signing of the pact is the culmination of over 80 rounds of negotiations that spanned 16 years with first breakthrough in 1997 when ceasefire agreement was sealed. There are more than 50 Naga tribes living under two different administrative units (India and Myanmar). Today the population of the Nagas are more than four millions.