No unification under Indian union–FGN

Dimapur, July 17 (MExN): Referring to the NSCN-IM’s declaring to treat as “anti-nationals” all who oppose the unification of Naga territories, the FGN states that the “Nagas will never accept the move for integration or unification of Naga territories under the union.” 

“Indeed whosoever stands or speaks for the unification/integration of Naga territories under the Indian union is anti-national and anti-Naga nation” stated a response from assistant secretary Thihu Khamo of the FGN. Before Isak Chishi Swu and Th. Muivah completed their “graduation, the Naga National Council (NNC) was formed and through which the Nagas were united and integrated into a nation” it stated. The Nagas then reaffirmed the declaration of the NNC and “voted” to remain as an “independent nation in May 1951, the FGN stated.

The two NSCN-IM leaders joined the NNC in 1960s and by that time the Nagas had well-founded as a nation, Khamo asserted adding that up to 1980, they defended the cause under the banner of the NNC/FGN. “Who can deny these facts? But they vividly converted and deviated from the Naga national stand and they are now demanding integration/unification of the Naga areas/territories under the Indian union” the FGN lamented. “As they became traitors” how could they, Khamo stated, treat the Nagas who are ‘opposing the unification but defending the sovereignty of Nagaland as the enemies of the Nagas.”  

The FGN stated that the Nagas will never accept the move for integration or unification of Naga territories under the Indian union. “This is the most treacherous word and anyone or group who works or supports for unification of Naga territories under the Indian union is traitor and they shall be dealt with as treason” the FGN added.