The historical facts of Naga political struggle will testify who is who in the movement. Dr.SC. Jamir’s opposition to Naga solution is history but in the twilight of his life he is again uttering something that is done deliberately to damage the very essence of Indo-Naga Talks. But in the search for Naga solution Jamir is no longer relevant. Talks is in progress with the government of India and India is talking with NSCN giving cognizance of the fact that it represents the Naga people, and the world too recognized only NSCN as the legitimate voice of the Nagas. Those who keep raising the voice that unity should come first before solution is simply exposing their desperateness and irresponsibility.
Who does not desire for reconciliation and unity among the Nagas ? In fact it was NSCN.s Collective Leadership who first initiated and call for reconciliation through forgiveness in 2007. But it has to be accepted that reconciliation is to save the Naga people and not to appease any organization for the sake of reconciliation. Nevertheless, NSCN is still committed to the initiative under the banner of FNR.
There are many among the Nagas whose anti-Naga stand is an established fact. The government of India and the world is not blind to this. No national organization will stand the test of the time when it is run without national principle as the foundation. For without foundation there can be no solution and it carries no meaning.
The history of the Naga independent movement started earlier than 1929 and there was hardly any opposition among the Nagas. But since 1947 onwards there are some opposition, and they tried to undermined the right of the Naga people and sovereignty. Among those who opposed the Nagas Dr.SC. Jamir is one who exploited every means at his disposal to spearhead the movement. But he failed miserably.
When Jamir was made the Parliamentary Secretary during the 1960s he opposed tooth and nail the meeting between Jawahalal Nehru and A.Z.Phizo. This action ultimately stopped the peace process between the Government of India and the Naga Underground. Such acts of opposition to Naga solution abound in Naga history at the hands of Jamir..
What happened to the Naga movement after Jamir entered State Assembly in 1972. He became the stooge of the Government of India and every conceivable means was adopted to suppress the Naga movement. He went through sleepless nights inventing divisive game plans to either make the national workers surrender under pressure or kill them mercilessly. No doubt this is unfortunate but this is history.
Dr.SC. Jamir no doubt is an intelligent politician, hard working and full of initiative. But he never thought that others can do better than him for Naga solution and he is far from his self created image as the master of Naga’s destiny. Years have past, season changes and so also situation. Dynamic leaders are in place now and his place is no more acceptable to the Nagas. Moreover, in the years gone by he has identified himself as anti-Naga who just hate to project any agenda for Naga solution except using the mighty force of Indian security force to crush the Naga independent struggle and distorting the Naga political history is his favorite indulgence in writing .Given this past records of Jamir with no sign of reformation and repentance in his approach Jamir’s show of face at this juncture to be a part of the Naga political solution is nothing more than false teacher or prophet. False prophet brings no hope or peace. It brings only destruction and division. For any wise person it is always better to retire with dignity than being ignored in disgrace! Anyway, who is Jamir for the Naga solution?