DIMAPUR, Sept 30 - Noting that there is a time and season for all things, NSCN-IM chairman Isak Chishi Swu has made a clarion call to the Naga people to correct all the political mistakes and come together in order to chart out a common future based on the uniqueness of Naga history.
�We have come to the very important juncture of our history once again and it is time for us all to take a decisive decision for the sake of our future,� Swu said in his message to the Naga people today.
He stated, �it is time for us to stand firm and we cannot afford to make any mistakes or live in a state of confusion. The historical force and the change of time favour us once again to correct the mistakes of our own making and also the wrongs committed against us�, he explained.
The NSCN-IM leader said they are earnestly in search of an enduring political solution based on the official recognition of the unique history and situation of Nagas on July 11, 2002.
He also said that in the �Framework Agreement� signed with the Government of India on August 3, both the entities agreed to move forward towards a possible meeting point of peaceful coexistence by sharing of different competencies which also define the different stratums of sovereign power that must be shared. Also, in the spirit of mutual respect and recognising the universal democratic principle, both the parties agreed that sovereignty lies with the people concerned, he stated.
However, he pointed out that there will be no solution whatsoever so long as Nagas are kept divided ignoring their historical and political rights. �There is also danger of self defeat if the Naga people�s aspiration is interpreted in terms of the past agreements like the 16-Point Agreement and the 1975 Shillong Accord, which betrayed our cause,� he observed.
�We want you to know that we will not compromise on any issues that contradict our historical rights and aspiration,� he affirmed.