Nagalim: India Lacks Sincerity to Resolve NE Issues
The NSCN continue to seek peaceful resolution with India, despite negative allegations.
The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) which has a ceasefire with the Government of India since the year 1997 has pointed out that the lack of sincerity and political will power is one of the inherent problems with India and also that Delhi’s dealing with a plethora of issues in the Northeast was smeared with “insincerity”.
The NSCN (IM) today said it was “surprised” at being linked with a Meghalaya insurgent outfit “Hynniewtrep Liberation Force” (HLF) and blamed Indian intelligence agencies for instigating or creating “new groups to be used against another.”
An NSCN note today termed as surprising the “appearance of the so-called Hynniewtrep Liberation Force (HLF) from nowhere and the alleged link with NSCN”. The note appended by “col.” Levi “PRO, Naga army,” asserted that the NSCN’s name was ‘too big a name’ under the present Indo-Naga political peace process to be used in such manner. “It is all the more painful for the NSCN to know that that some criminal minded individuals are exploiting its name for meeting vested interests.”
It asserted that the NSCN believed in the existence of peaceful socio-political atmosphere in its neighboring states and to create any problem or unrest was ‘least’ in its program. “That is never the culture of NSCN and shall never be in future as well”, it stated while terming as unfortunate what was happening in Meghalaya.
The NSCN (IM) explained that the northeast region is where the Intelligence Bureau and Research and Analysis Wing played their game very smartly. “These two agencies have so far played their game with great precision. One revolutionary group was instigated against another or they create new groups to be used against another.” The Naga group said that in Meghalaya the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) was alive and possessing the potential to make its presence felt to drive home the point of its resistance. “The possibility of HLF as the creation of IB and RAW to counter HNLC is highly suspected,” the NSCN (IM) claimed.
The NSCN (IM) acknowledged Meghalaya’s capital Shillong as the most sought educational centre in northeast, and so the necessity of maintaining peaceful atmosphere throughout the year. “Unfounded allegation against NSCN’s program to bring unrest in Meghalaya need to be dispelled,” it stated.
In ceasefire with the Government of India since the year 1997 the NSCN (IM) further said that the lack of sincerity and political will power is one of the inherent problems with India. Delhi’s dealing with a plethora of issues in the Northeast was smeared with “insincerity” the NSCN (IM) stated.
India’s response to the aspiration of the Nagas is upsetting to say the least, the group said. “Lack of sincerity and political will power is the inherent problem with India. But NSCN endured it because of its faith in the peaceful solution of Indo-Naga political issue that has been hanging unsolved for more than 60 years”, the note stated.
The NSCN (IM) nevertheless expressed optimism that the historical and political rights of the Nagas remain fresh and this is the reason why the political struggle of the Nagas had sustained despite numerous obstacles. “The government of India was found wanting in numerous ways,” the statement explained while alleging that India was creating “delaying blocks” and the deliberate delaying tactics indulged by India was nothing new.
“No doubt, the records will show that India’s dealing with the Northeast issue is smeared with insincerity, and Indo-Naga issue is just another issue where the government of India is trying to handle in the manner that does not befit the historical status that has been reflected by the NSCN during the last 12 years of Indo-Naga peace process.”