ACAUT pinned with ‘anti-Naga’ label, again
Dimapur, July 23 (EMN): Once again, the anti-graft movement, Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) has been stamped with the “anti-Naga movement” tag by one of the armed Naga political groups.
The latest labelling of ACAUT as an ‘anti-Naga movement’ has come from the hands of the GPRN/NSCN, the armed Naga group headed by N Kitivi Zhimomi and Nokpao Konyak. The GPRN/NSCN publicity cell issued a press release on Sunday concerning the ongoing exchange of words between the outfit and the ACAUT in connection with the alleged threat made to DUCCF members.
“Nobody can deny that, the Naga National Movement for self-determination is still being carrying forward; so long the movement is on, the 1951 Naga people’s voluntary plebiscite is valid. It is visible that relentless efforts are being made by ACAUT who had time and again committed crimes (which they know what are their actual motive (sic) behind the mirage of one tax, one government) against Naga Nation to mislead the people through their nefarious anti-Naga activities”, read the press release.
According to the GPRN/NSCN, the current issue was “meticulously pre-planned and perpetrated” by ACAUT and DUCCF members – whom it described as traitors of Naga nation – just to tarnish the image of the GPRN/NSCN. “The contention that, military intelligence and NIA have tons of dossiers itself speaks volume that it was the ACAUT and DUCCF members who had informed about the presence of Col. Tokugha in the meeting venue. It is a known practical fact that without an informer(s) no intelligent agency could have collected such tons of dossier as claimed by ACAUT.
“The GPRN/NSCN challenge the ACAUT and DUCCF to give press statement in black and white about ‘when, how and who’ were those DUCCF members being threatened and harassed by Col. Tokugha. The president of DUCCF has reaffirmed to the GPRN/NSCN official that Col. Tokugha has not threatened or harassed the DUCCF, instead was more friendly and comfortable with him. He also stated that the ACAUT’s allegations against Col. Tokugha is (sic) baseless which he personally felt should be clarify to the public through media”, the statement claimed.
It went on to state that the GPRN/NSCN was ‘surprised and amused as to how an anti-Naga movement like ACAUT’ could question the ‘governmental affairs of GPRN/NSCN; how a clarification on facts be levelled as squabbling’.
It ‘advised’ ACAUT to stop creating ‘issues out of no issue and to restraint from anti-Naga movement’. “The MIP further warn DUCCF that to avoid eventuality, the federation should clarify to the public or otherwise, the GPRN/NSCN shall take its own course of action against the perpetrators”, the statement concluded.