‘Reconciliation terms unconditional’

DIMAPUR, JAN 30 (MExN): NSCN (I-M) steering committee convener, Qhevihe Chishi Swu and secretary, Rh Raising, are to lead the recently-instituted reconciliation committee of the organization, sources said today. The 24-member team includes representatives of various Naga tribes, it was informed. 

Earlier used terminology such as ‘homecoming’ and ‘open-door policy’ have now been omitted and prerequisites for reconciliation are “unconditional” so as to strive forward towards the future, NSCN (I-M) sources said and added that rival cadres, if arrested, will not be killed.  

The NSCN (I-M) also said they had requested the NSCN (K) to abstain from taking to the offensive. However, if attacked or under threat, “we will not keep silent,” it was said. 

It was also alleged that ‘Meitei’ MLAs of Manipur have been ‘lobbying in Mon’ to disrupt Naga students of hill districts of Manipur from appearing examinations at Kohima and Dimapur.