NSCN (IM) responds to former NPCC Prez’s statement on Kuki-Zo issue

DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 19 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) today took exception to a statement issued by former NPCC President, K Therie on the Kuki-Zo demand for separate administration in Manipur. A clarification from the MIP of the NSCN (IM) said that “his statement also reflects his poor knowledge of the geopolitical issue in Manipur.”

“Given the sensitivity of the issue involved National Socialist Council of Nagalim(NSCN) has stayed away from getting involved in any manner other than to make its stand sharp and clear that not even an inch of Naga territory should be touched in the name of geopolitical arrangement for the Kuki-Zo community in Manipur,” the NSCN (IM) stated.

 It said that Therie’s “unmerited concern for the Kuki-Zo community for separate administration is like a voice crying in the wilderness for the Kuki-Zo community.” 

“He needs to look at the Kuki-Zo demand for separate administration within the larger context of Naga’s geopolitical issue and not from the Kuki-Zo geopolitical perspective,” it added. The NSCN (IM) advised the former NPCC President to “stay low and cool his heels and stay away from Meitie-Kuki-Zo ethnic issue.”