Tangkhul bodies appeal to NSCN (K) to revoke quit notice

Dimapur, Jan 31 (MExN): The Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) and the Tangkhul Hoho, Nagaland today strongly appealed to the NSCN (K) for repeal of the ‘quit notice’ served to the Tangkhuls on humanitarian grounds.

A press release issued by the president of the TNL, Stephen Angkang, while calling for the revocation of the quit notice on humanitarian grounds, reminded that just because of the active involvement of Tangkhuls in the NSCN (IM), the NSCN (K) should not regard all Tangkhuls as NSCN (IM) cadres.

“It is a fact that there is a factional fighting wherein Tangkhul NSCN (IM) are very much involved and because of that it is not nice to blame all the Tangkhuls and are tainted as NSCN (IM)” the release stated. 

The TNL president also expressed deep concern for the Tangkhul students studying in Nagaland whose examinations are nearing. “This day there are many Tangkhul students in Nagaland for their examination and it has become very crucial for the Tangkhuls in Nagaland” stated the release. 

A separate press release by Joseph Shingnaisui, the President of the Tangkhul Hoho, Nagaland based in Dimapur, while appealing to the NSCN (K) for revocation of the quit notice, called upon the NSCN (K) leadership to show wisdom as the quit notice will greatly affect the history of the Naga political struggle for freedom.

“We fervently and sincerely appeal to the esteemed NSCN (K) leadership for wisdom to prevail keeping in view the damage that will not only affect the Tangkhuls but also the entire Nagas’ history in future for their freedom movement” stated the release.
The release also called for forgiveness in the sprit of Christianity. “We require more of your healing touch of brotherhood love in Christian spirit”. 

The release further declared that Tangkhul Hoho, Nagaland, have always supported the various Naga NGOs work to bring about unification of the various Naga underground factions in the state. “We are always praying for you and for all national workers and will continue to do so in order that the hard work of various Naga NGOs to unify all national workers will see the light of day soon” the release stated.

It may be mentioned that the NSCN (K) had on January 28 last issued a ‘final quit notice’ to the Tangkhuls living in Nagaland to leave the state by February 5.