Won’t walk down the path of capitulated peace: NSCN (IM)
Accuses WC, NNPGs of speaking in ‘contrasting tones’
DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 13 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) today accused the Working Committee (WC), Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) of being “confused” and speaking in “contrasting tone,” taking particular exception to the latter’s views on a Naga constitution.
A press release from the MIP of the NSCN (IM) stated that “when the painful reality gets exposed, it became a matter of shame and disgrace for the Nagas because there are forces at work waiting to exploit this absurdity on the part of some so called Naga leaders claiming to be talking with the Government of India on Naga political solution.”
“This is what is happening now at the hands of the confused lot of people who are heading the WC, NNPGs,” it alleged
Citing a recent interview with Al Jazeera, the NSCN (IM) noted how envoy to the collective leadership & coordinator, WC, NNPGs, Alezo Venuh had stated that “unless a country or nation is declared as a nation, how can you have a constitution.”
It further pointed out that the WC, NNPGs Convener, N Kitovi Zhimomi had meanwhile “rubbished the existence of Naga constitution, and said that it can be drafted after signing the agreement for Naga solution.”
“But, to the media, this same WC, NNPGs leaders are saying that flag and constitution are an integral part of the negotiations,” the NSCN (IM) stated.
It termed the committee as “a confused bunch of people, disconnecting themselves from Naga political history as a nation,” and accused them of being “easily manipulated when sitting across the table negotiating in the name of Naga political solution.
“(They) became ‘Yes man’ for all practical purpose,” the NSCN (IM) alleged.
Terming this as the “tragic fate of WC, NNPGs today negotiating with Government of India in the name of Naga political solution,” the NSCN (IM) went on to question “if WC, NNPGs have done anything of hard negotiation with Government of India Representative and Interlocutor RN Ravi other than being made to listen attentively on the so-called ‘Economic Package’ in the waiting in the name of Naga political solution.”
“Visibly, they have argued that it should be for the Nagas of Nagaland only. This is the picture today in the hands of WC, NNPGs negotiating in the name of Naga political solution,” it further alleged.
The NSCN (IM) said that the WC, NNPGs are in a “hurry to sign the agreement anytime soon,”
“This is the manner of price they want to pay for the hundreds of thousands of Nagas who died in the name of Naga freedom,” it alleged.
The NSCN (IM) however claimed that “the true revolutionary patriots will continue to uphold the national trust and our glorious history.”
“We will never walk down the path of capitulated peace,” it added.