Naga Accuses Indian Government of Undermining Cease-Fire Pact
The NSCN Collective Leadership secretariat in a press release issued from Oking, the roving headquarters of the outfit, alleged that Indian Army and paramilitary forces have been violating the ceasefire norms since beginning, by arresting NSCN cadres while some have been gunned down in encounter.
Significantly, the outfit has mentioned seven incidents to support its allegations but most of them happened in Assam and Manipur, the states where cease-fire does not apply.
While the NSCN considers these areas as 'Naga-dominated' and in the proximity of ceasefire extension or in Nagalim (Greater Nagaland), such alleged undermining of the ceasefire ground rules tantamount to sabotage the peace process.
Notwithstanding the allegations on the Indian armed forces the statement from the Collective Leadership, Chairman Isak Chisi Swu and General Secretary Thuinagleng Muivah, clarifies the outfit's commitment towards an amicable solution of the Indo-Naga political problem.
"The NSCN has been tolerating in spite of all these provocations only because of their commitment to a peaceful solution. We have given our words of assurance, we will leave no stone unturned," the statement of the Collective leadership said.
The NSCN top brass Isak and Muivah came to India in December last year and since then they have had several meetings with the Govt. of India towards resolving the decades old problem. They also went to Nagaland to take the viewpoint of the civil societies in the state. (ANI)