Dec 13, 2012

Nagalim: Summons Damage Peace Process

Summons by the Indian National Investigation Agency are said to be disturbing the political negotiations, and recently prevented Naga leaders from attending the UNPO General Assembly in Geneva.

Below is an article published by Morung Express:

A joint meeting of the Steering Executive and Cabinet held on 10th December 2012 has taken strong exception to the summons being served to the leaders of the NSCN (IM) by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

A press note issued by Qhevihe Chishi Swu, Convener, Steering Committee of the NSCN (IM) has stated that this was not only an insult to the Naga people but a “naked assault on the successive Prime Minister of India who have been consistently striving to bring about honourable political solution to the more than 15 years political negotiation”.

The NSCN (IM) has advised the Indian Government to refrain the so-called National Investigation Agency (NIA) from further “damaging the hard-earned Indo-Naga peace process or else, it will be an indirect indication that Indian Govt. is not interested to solve the problem by binding the Nagas under the Indian legal system against the spirit of peace process”.  The joint meeting of the council also decided to convey its deep concern to the Collective Leadership about the “trend of the ongoing peace process and take the matter to the Naga people”.