NSA concerned over ‘excessive and diabolical scheme’ of Indian army and paramilitary

New Delhi, June 6 (MExN): Naga Scholars’ Association (NSA) today expressed concern over the “excessive and diabolical scheme” of the Indian army and the paramilitary in the midst of crucial negotiation between the Government of India (GoI) and the Naga nationalist groups for political settlement.


“The duality of peace talk and the act of infliction on the Naga national negotiators and their cadres has become very prominent,” it noted.


A statement from NSA president, Dr. Zuchamo Yanthan and general secretary, Dr. Lungthuiyang Riamei pointed out that of late, “several disturbing excessive acts of the Indian army and the paramilitary on the members of the negotiating groups have come to the fore.”


One of the “most destructive schemes”, it said, is the raid of the house of V. Nagi, the General Secretary of the Naga National Council (Parent Body) and Co-Convenor of the Working Committee of the six NNPGs on June 2 in Jotsoma.


The apprehension of Moses Zeliang, a cadre of Civil Wing of the NSCN (IM) at Naga Gaon village, Dimapur on June 2 by the Assam Rifles is quite another, NSA added.


“The GoI is answerable to all such excesses, whether or not it is a deliberate scheme or was done at the behest of the army personnel themselves. The ambiguity needs to be cleared and addressed to restore the trust deficit and usher congenial atmosphere for peace talk,” the association asserted.


It further demanded that the GoI should be sensitive and sincere to the ongoing political negotiation. “Necessary prompt measures should be taken as it strives to solve the Naga political issue.”