In early 2017, Mr. Ravi informed a parliamentary body that it had signed a framework agreement with the NSCN-IM after reaching an agreement within the Indian Federation with a “special status” and that it was an abandonment of its previous position “with India, not within India”. What complicates matters further is that the framework agreement has been subtly manipulated by the interlocutor, held incommunicado since his signing on 3 August 2015. In a certain paragraph of the agreement, which says “that the dialogue between the Indian government and the NSCN has been completed, and we are convinced that it provides for a lasting peaceful relationship, on all sides, between two entities,” the word was deleted, which changed the very meaning of the agreement itself. This angered the leaders of NSCN (I-M). They no longer trust Ravi and have asked that he be replaced as an interlocutor. The three factors blocking the agreement are the Constitution, the flag and the merger of parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur, which adjoin Nagaland to form a larger Nagalim. In their initial demands, parts of Myanmar also insisted that they be merged with Nagalim – an impossibility. In his speech to the people of Nagaland on 14 August, Muivah briefly recounted the history of the Naga movement and said that “the framework agreement recognizes the sovereignty of Nagas.” He also stated unequivocally that “the Nagas will co-exist with India, which shares sovereign powers, as agreed… But they will not merge with India. Addressing the people of Naga on 14 August, which he celebrated as the day of independence after British rule with his own flag, Muivah said on the eve of India`s Independence Day: “The agreement also says: “Including the peaceful coexistence of the two entities that share sovereign power.” On 16 August, the NSCN (I-M) issued the framework agreement to support its assertions about the content. In the copy of the agreement, which, according to the NSCN (I-M), is the original agreement, it says: “Both parties have understood each other`s respective positions and are aware of the universal principle that, in a democracy, sovereignty belongs to the people.
As a result, on August 3, 2015, the Indian government and the NSCN, which respected the aspirations of the people to share sovereign power in the interests of jurisdiction, reached an agreement as an honourable solution. He also noted that “the dialogue between the Indian government and the NSCN has been completed, and we are confident that it will establish a new lasting relationship for the peaceful existence of the two entities.” The flag and the Constitution are important for the final agreement. The Naga have their own flag and constitution, and it is up to the government to recognize them because they are “symbols of the Naga Nation,” Muivah said. The repeal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, which cedes the state of its constitution and flag, has made the task difficult for the Centre. Nagaland also enjoys special privileges, such as Kashmir, under Article 371, paragraph A. When asked whether the NNPGs were prepared to sign an agreement away from the NSCN (I-M), alezo Venuh, wc coordinator, told ThePrint: “This is I-M; they also agreed on a solution on 31 October 2019. We can`t speak for him. While calling the agreement “historic,” Prime Minister Modi said the agreement “marks not only the end of a problem, but also the beginning of a new future.” For now, she also doesn`t want to blame Naga leaders for the disagreements between them, but to make Ravi the only factor behind.