NSCN/GPRN denounces rhetoric of joint statement

Dimapur, March 11(MExN): The NSCN/GPRN today denounced the “rhetorics of the joint statement” of the GPRN/NSCN and FGN leaders Khaplang and Shingnya issued on March 8. Their statement are “stabbing at the back of the Naga reconciliation process” for which Joint working groups (JWG) met on the same day and issued a statement of commitment, the NSCN/GPRN’s MIP stated in a note today.
Khaplang himself is one of the signatories of the Covenant of Reconciliation and since its signing on 13th June 2009, the MIP stated. The group stated – “More than half a dozen of resolutions to hold the highest level meeting as early as possible were adopted to which Khaplang has not paid the slightest of respect and cooperation. After the 18th September 2010 high level meeting, Naga people have given 45 days ultimatum to all the stakeholders in the reconciliation process to hold the highest level meeting. The deadline expired on the 4th of January 2011. Who is responsible for not meeting the deadline?”
On December 30, 2010, the MIP stated, conveners of the Joint working groups met at 2pm at the residence of Rev. Dr. Wati Aier (Convener of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation) in which “convener of the K group” C Singsong “himself had honestly admitted that, there was problem within themselves on account of non response from Mr. Khaplang.”
The statement said that “Since representative of the K group had pleaded for more time, it was understood together to hold the highest-level meeting in the last week of February 2011. Then how come that Khaplang and FGN groups are accusing the NSCN for the delay?”
The organization also stated that the “K-group had entered into an agreement on 26th of June 2008 with us that, it would not provide shelter to any non-Naga armed groups nor use them against the Naga brothers.” This agreement was signed in presence of the FNR, Quakers Society and American Baptist Church leaders. “It is almost three years since the signing of the agreement and Khaplang continues to take Naga people for a ride. Let the Naga people judge. God knows who the culprit is,” the MIP stated.