Amid Independence Day, Naga flag was hoisted in parts of Nagaland and Manipur. This comes at a time when India is celebrating 75 years of independence and many joining the BJP-led Union government’s ‘Har ghar tiranga’ drive.
The Naga flags were seen in houses, shops and various other establishments, according to NDTV.
Though the Naga peace talks which are being held since 1997 with the Union government and the Naga armed groups is in an ‘advanced stage’, there had been a road block on the demand of a recognition to separate Naga flag as a part of the final deal as demanded by the biggest Naga armed group NSCN(IM).
“We have also waited patiently for seven long years after the historic Framework Agreement was signed on August 3, 2015. We have not left any stone unturned of what it takes to bring a solution that is honourable, inclusive, and acceptable to both the Nagas and the Government of India. The ball is now in the court of the Government of India to make the right move and to fulfil the commitment given to the Nagas.We have taken the stand before God and Naga people that NSCN will uphold and protect the unique Naga history and the Naga National principle at any cost. The Naga flag and constitution are indivisible parts of the recognized sovereignty and unique history. We believe the Indian leaders, too, understand it,” read a press statement, NSCN(IM).