Hope for Naga Reconciliation as NSCN (IM) releases rival cadres

Hornbill Express
Senapati | August 13

A move considered positive and a boost towards fulfilling principles of Reconciliations and creating better understanding among Naga factions, the NSCN/GPRN (IM) yesterday released two cadres of NSCN/GPRN (Khaplang) and one GPRN/NSCN unharmed held in its custody for some months. In a simple yet appreciated programme held at Senapati town, the 3 Naga faction cadres were released in the presence of their guardians and social leaders/representatives. The three cadres were identified as Mr. Dapunii K.D (NSCN-K) of Maiba Village, Robinson. A (NSCN-K) of Liyai Khullen village and Rajepheyu rank N. Kaisii (GPRN/NSCN) of Taphou Pudunamai Village. 

Meanwhile, the Naga People’s Organization (NPO) which had earlier appealed for safe release of faction cadres also expressed its happiness and appreciation towards the move of the NSCN (IM) to release the cadres unharmed. Stating that such move will strengthen the on-going reconciliation process among Naga factions and upholding the agreement signed by its Joint Working group (JWG) between different Naga factions on 9th October, 2010. 

The agreement agreed to maintain “status quo” by all Naga groups, to confined their cadres in their own camps and jurisdictions, to avoid confrontations and building tensions and collectively acknowledging that kidnapping and extortions becoming a concern and unbearable for all sections of people.