Jamir no longer relevant : NSCN-IM
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network

Dimapur, July 24 2010: The ideological war in the media between the NSCN-IM and former Nagaland chief minister S.C Jamir has once again re-emerged after remaining mute by both the parties for some years.

The return of S.S Jamir to Nagaland after a stint in south India as a Governor is beginning to create wave in Nagaland.

After S.C Jamir had said three days ago that the NSCN-IM's demand of sovereignty is unrealistic in the present context, the NSCN-IM today said that Dr SC Jamir's opposition to Naga solution is history but in the twilight of his life he is again uttering something that is done deliberately to damage the very essence of Indo-Naga talks.

It is worth noting that three days ago S.C Jamir had called for a change in approach on part of New Delhi in respect of Naga peace talks and termed the NSCN-IM's demand for sovereignty as unrealistic these days.

S.C Jamir also said the peace-talks should be "all inclusive" involving Naga people as a whole given that New Delhi has already rejected the two main demands of the NSCN (I-M) sovereignty and integration of Naga inhabited areas in the North East.

It can also be mentioned that S.C Jamir had commented few years ago saying sovereignty is the 17th century concept.

Meanwhile, reacting to former Goa and Maharashtra Governor S.C Jamir's comment, the NSCN-IM said today that the historical facts of Naga political struggle will testify who is who in the movement.

"But in the search for Naga solution Jamir is no longer relevant.

Talks are in progress with the government of India and India is talking with NSCN giving cognizance of the fact that it represents the Naga people, and the world too recognized only NSCN as the legitimate voice of the Nagas.

Those who keep raising the voice that unity should come first before solution is simply exposing their desperateness and irresponsibility," the NSCN-IM said today.

It asks, "Who does not desire for reconciliation and unity among the Nagas ?" The NSCN-IM then said that it was NSCN's collective leadership who first initiated and call for reconciliation through forgiveness in 2007.But it has to be accepted that reconciliation is to save the Naga people and not to appease any organization for the sake of reconciliation.

Nevertheless, NSCN is still committed to the initiative under the banner of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR).

There are many among the Nagas whose anti-Naga stand is an established fact.

The government of India and the world is not blind to this.

No national organization will stand the test of the time when it is run without national principle as the foundation.

For without foundation there can be no solution and it carries no meaning.

The history of the Naga independent movement started earlier than 1929 and there was hardly any opposition among the Nagas.

But since 1947 onwards there are some opposition, and they tried to undermined the right of the Naga people and sovereignty.

Among those who opposed the Nagas Dr.SC.Jamir is one who exploited every means at his disposal to spearhead the movement.

But he failed miserably.

When Jamir was made the Parliamentary Secretary during the 1960s he opposed tooth and nail the meeting between Jawahalal Nehru and A.Z.Phizo.This action ultimately stopped the peace process between the Government of India and the Naga Underground.

Such acts of opposition to Naga solution abound in Naga history at the hands of Jamir.

"What happened to the Naga movement after Jamir entered State Assembly in 1972.He became the stooge of the Government of India and every conceivable means was adopted to suppress the Naga movement.

He went through sleepless nights inventing divisive game plans to either make the national workers surrender under pressure or kill them mercilessly.

No doubt this is unfortunate but this is history," the NSCN-IM said on Saturday.

It then stated that Dr.SC.Jamir, no doubt, is an intelligent politician, hard working and full of initiative but he never thought that others can do better than him forNaga solution and he is far from his self created image as the master of Naga's destiny.

The NSCN-IM also stated that years have past, season changes and so also situation.

"Dynamic leaders are in place now and his place is no more acceptable to the Nagas.

Moreover, in the years gone by he has identified himself as anti-Naga who just hate to project any agenda for Naga solution except using the mighty force of Indian security force to crush the Naga independent struggle and distorting the Naga political history is his favorite indulgence in writing.

Given this past records of Jamir with no sign of reformation and repentance in his approach Jamir's show of face at this juncture to be a part of the Naga political solution is nothing more than false teacher or prophet.

False prophet brings no hope or peace.

It brings only destruction and division.For any wise person it is always better to retire with dignity than being ignored in disgrace! Anyway, who is Jamir for the Naga solution?," the NSCN-IM asks in a statement on Saturday.