CPM questions Centre for not making full text of Naga accord public

29 Mar 2017

The CPM today questioned the Centre for not making public full text of Naga Peace Accord signed two years ago.

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury referred to NSCN(IM) leader Thuingaleng Muivah's reported comment that the group's framework agreement signed with the Centre promises integration of all Naga territories and wondered why Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not release the full text of the accord to "bring out the truth". "Muivah claims that the framework agreement that Modi signed with him promises 'integration of all Naga territories'. But we can't verify it.

"Why have the terms of the accord not been released for two years? Why doesn't PM release the full text to bring out the truth", Yechury asked on Twitter. Muivah had reportedly said earlier this week that 'Greater Nagalim' will have Naga-inhabited areas in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh as part of the larger Nagaland state as per agreement signed on August 3, 2015. The Centre though refuted as "erroneous" the reports that it has agreed to carve out a larger Nagaland state.