Indo-Myanmar border sealed

Dimapur, Jan 30 (MExN): Naga areas bordering Myanmar have been sealed by the Assam Rifles in view of the ongoing military offensive launched by the Myanmarese army on January 29.

The Defence Secretary of the NSCN (K), Joseph in a telephonic conversation from an undisclosed location, said there has been no new development so far and that an uneasy calm prevails with the NSCN (K) cadres but ever ready to face new offensive.

The NSCN (K) Defence Secretary alleged the Myanmarese military violated human rights during their military operations. He said that innocent men folk of a certain Naga village inside Myanmar were harassed and ‘bashed up’ by the military personnel without any reason. He however said that women folk were not mistreated.

The NSCN (K) Defence Secretary alleged the military operations by the Myaranmese army were all preplanned and in the knowledge of the Indian Government. He said that the operation comes in the wake of the Indian External Affairs Minister, Pranab Mukherjee meeting with General Thura Shwe Mann at Delhi earlier this year. Mukherjee had promised the visiting Myanmarese official that India would be supplying certain military equipment to Myanmar to boost the defence cooperation between the two countries.

The NSCN (K) Defence Secretary however said the NSCN (K)’s well armed and trained guerilla soldiers were holding out strongly against the Myanmarese army. He also assured that the NSCN (K) Chairman was safe at a hide out.