NSCN-IM in a statement stated the Nagas are not asking for a piece of land from India. They have their own land only to be recognized by the aggressor states. Naga are not begging for sovereignty from India. Nagas are also a sovereign people. Sovereignty is not a commodity that can be given or taken away by others. Freedom and sovereignty are inherent rights of peoples and nations. They are ingredients of a people-hood. As your sovereignty lies with your people so also our sovereignty lies with our people, it is not with India or Burma.
It stated that a government without sovereign power is a form without content. It is sovereignty that makes and
unmakes things. “Sovereignty is the power to develop a people into their fullest size physically, mentally, spiritually and socially. Hence, based on universal democratic principle of sovereignty, it was mutually agreed that sovereignty lies with the people. The Nagas are not asking for a flag from India or others. Recognize it or not, the Nagas too have their own national flag. Naga flag is the symbol of their recognized unique entity and sovereignty.
Nagas are not praying to India for a constitution. The Nagas too have their own constitution called Yehzabo, the foundation and source of their laws through which they have been running their own government for centuries.”
It further said that the situation in Nagaland (Nagalim) cannot be compared with that of other. “We want the
problem to be dealt with by the root and history is the root. We have different history. It has to be viewed from historical perspective. Apart from that there is no war situation herein Nagaland now. NSCN and government of India have been in talks for more than two decades with an eye to hammer out solution. We don’t see room for fighting between the two parties as of now. But history says that the past agreements with the government of India could not solve the problem because they were not Naga issue-based. The government of India and NSCN have now worked out the Framework Agreement as the basis for solution. In keeping with the spirit and letter of the framework agreement NSCN is deeply committed to solving the problem in spite of hurdles here and there. We believe no problem is too big or too hard to solve if it is tackled through mutual trust and respect by the parties involved. This problem cannot be left to be solved by time or left to be exploded”.
NSCN-IM is demanding a separate flag and Constitution and government of India has earlier rejected the demand. Talks are caught in logjam over these two issues.