AR deliberately violating Cease Fire Ground Rules: NSCN (IM)

Dimapur, August 10 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) has resented the raid allegedly carried out by the 32 Assam Rifles personnel at the residence of Kishore Jeedung, Member, Steering Committee at Dhansiripar, Dimapur district on August 9.

 

In a press statement issued by its MIP, the party alleged that the AR personnel on August 9 came “wearing mask and without insignia deliberately violating the Cease Fire Ground Rules (CFGR)” at around 6:40 pm.

 

He was “forcefully made to sign a NOC which stated that the Assam Rifles returned from his house without conducting any form of intrusion or raid at his residence,” the release claimed. “However, right after he signed the paper, they unleashed their real motive to raid and abuse (physically and verbally) his family.”

 

The raid lasted for more than one and half hour until the Cease Fire Monitoring Cell (CFMC) intervened, the release mentioned, further adding that “the incident was witnessed by the Village Gaon Bura and village elders.”

 

“Despite the Cease Fire agreement which came into effect from August, 1997 and the same reinstated reinforcement (the CFGR review committee meeting on June 3, 2018 at Chumukedima) to observe in letter and spirit the mutually agreed Cease Fire Ground Rules keeping in mind the Framework Agreement that was signed and for the safe landing of the Indo-Naga political settlement, the repeated Assam Rifles offensive against NSCN members is highly condemned, and at the same time warned of any possible confrontation,” the MIP release condemned.

 

The NSCN (IM) with regard to another incident of “unprovoked firing” by the Indian Army at New Ngaolong village in Peren district on August 8, 2018 where a jawan of the 6 Sector Assam Rifles sustained injury, also clarified that “the NSCN has no intention of creating unwanted situation at this crucial hour.”

 

“Rather, it expect the Indian Army to reciprocate the gesture of respecting the mutually agreed Cease Fire Ground Rules,” the release iterated. “The violation from the Indian Army led to the injury of the jawan which was an unintentional affliction,” it further clarified.

 

Stating that Nagas and Indians will co-exist, it also urged the Indian Security forces to “restrain from indulging in violent acts that will hamper the understanding that is being built on the basis of shared sovereignty.”

 

Family condemns incident

Meanwhile, the family members of Kishore Jeedung, Member, Steering Committee in separate press statement have also expressed resentment over the alleged intrusion and ransacking of property by “around 20-30 soldiers of 32 Assam Rifles.” Maiham Jeedung, daughter of Kishore Jeedung in the statement while condemning the incident has acknowledged “the SIB-IC (Dhansiripar) and the Chairman, Ceasefire Monitoring Cell, NSCN/GPRN for their timely intervention.”