Jan 17, 2012

Nagalim: NSCN-IM Calls For Unity

NSCN-IM general secretary claims that the government is trying to create a divide among the Naga people.

Below is an  article published by The Times of India:

NSCN (IM) general secretary Th Muivah has alleged that the Centre was trying to keep out the Naga people from the peace process by preventing the outfit from interacting with them.

Muivah said a similar attitude was witnessed in 2010 during his proposed journey to his native village at Somdal in Manipur. He added that not allowing to interact with the Sumi Nagas on Saturday was quite unexpected as the ceasefire and political peace process have touched the 14th year.

In a message to the Sumis, Muivah said, "We are forced to question the wisdom of the Indian leadership." Stating that the Nagas have come to the negotiating table seeking a peaceful political solution, he said the actions of the Centre have raised questions about the real intention of the government.

Reiterating the positive role of the Sumis, Muivah said their sacrifice was immense. He called upon the Nagas, including the Sumis, to understand each other. "It is high time to have an understanding among us to decide the right way and become masters of our own fate," he added.

Stating that the philosophy of the NSCN was "people-based" and they are inalienable in all decisions that would decide the common future, Muivah iterated the NSCN's commitment to the Naga people. NSCN (IM) Chairman, Isak Chishi Swu said they would soon go to Zunheboto and meet the Sumis. He added that the Sumis have been playing an active role in the Naga political issue and alleged that the intention of the government was to implement a "divide and rule" policy.