The 16-point agreement signed in 1960 between the Naga People`s Convention (NPC) and the Indian government resulted in the creation of Nagaland State in 1963. Imkongliba was the first president of the NPC and, in 1963, president of the transitional government. As the only living signatory to the agreement, Jamir said that the NPC has always strived to create a favourable political environment in the region in order to clearly and unambiguously underline the basis of the Nagas` legitimate demands and protracted political aspirations before the Indian government. The solemn and unanimous resolution of the NPC is to save the hopes and aspirations of the Naga people, he said, adding that the agreement was conceived and drawn up with great caution and prudence taking into account all the societal and societal realities that prevail to serve as the basis for an honourable solution to the Naga question. . Fear and mistrust dominated people`s minds and souls. It was long, dark and painful nights for the Nagas, Jamir said, adding that in this disastrous situation, the NPC had been organized and operated to redeem the pride and honor of the Nagas. The former chief minister of Nagaland S.C Jamir lamented on Sunday that the 16-point agreement has been slandered over the years by special interests, including those who enjoyed the fruits of the state. .
. . DH Toon | Rahul digs on GDP for fashions, Covid-19 . . . . Prime Minister Neiphiu Rio and Imkonglibas` son Tali Longkumer also spoke. After a thorough review of the historical and political archives of the Naga National Council, the NPC adopted Article 371 (A) as one of the most important requirements in negotiations with the Prime Minister of India in 1960, he said. . .
. Jamir, the only survivor among the 21 signatories to the 16-point agreement, spoke at the “Governor`s House” ceremony on the 71st Day of the Republic and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque that renames Durbar Hall as Dr. Imkongliba Hall at Raj Bhavan. The | Mr. Visveswaraya: An engineer par excellence In this one, Said Jamir, the younger generation, especially the young political leaders of the state, should clearly understand how and why the NPC appeared in Naga`s political scenario, so that a real perspective of his ideas, ethos, activities and objectives could emerge. . There were only two ways — to surrender and become an Assam district again or to find an alternative to protect the political unity of the Nagas, he said. The entire population must expect an acute famine and people have starved to death, he recalled. .
“I salute their extraordinary courage and political maturity, because by not allowing themselves to be overwhelmed by people`s emotions, they were able to judge what was in their best interest,” he said. Jamir said the greatest need of the hour was to recognize the current realities and keep them in harmony with them. In his speech, Governor RN Ravi said today that many of us could only try to imagine the extraordinary circumstances in which people gathered, kept a cool head and made any decision that was best for those caught in the crossfire.