ACAUT ridicules GPRN/NSCN justification as ‘laughable’
Dimapur, July 22 (EMN): The ACAUT Nagaland on Saturday dismissed the GPRN/NSCN’s clarification to allegations that a functionary of the outfit had threatened members of DUCCF as ‘laughable’. The anti-corruption movement issued a press release punching holes in the GPRN/NSCN’s argument/clarification.
“While it’s a fact that the Assam Rifles surrounded the area where DUCCF members and ‘SS’ Col. Tokugha were holed up, it is also a fact that the DUCCF appealed to the Assam Rifles not to arrest Tokugha. So this is the real story of how Tokugha escaped.
“Therefore, the GPRN/NSCN, if it has any iota of honour, should be publicly thankful to DUCCF for saving Tokugha rather than again threaten DUCCF with dire consequences ‘if any of its member(s) faced any untoward incidents arising out of this issue’. This attitude speaks volumes about GPRN/NSCN and therefore its contention that Tokugha has been dealing with DUCCF in a most friendly atmosphere is laughable”, the ACAUT statement read. It reminded that the ‘military intelligence and the NIA have tons of dossiers with regard to their activities, thanks to something called phone tapping; information which will be definitely used to implicate them if the GoI so desires as in the case of 24% salary deduction case leading to the arrest of Naga government officers from the Social Welfare and Land Records departments’.
The ACAUT went on to state: “There had also been many instances where members of the factions and their family members, have been waylaid, killed or arrested after their phones had been tapped. Therefore, it is absurd to point fingers at DUCCF members for calling in the Assam Rifles to arrest Tokugha when the phone numbers of all the UG rank and file members are probably tapped.
“The GPRN/NSCN is rather advised to work towards in holding talks with the GoI for a Naga settlement rather than squabbling with the ACAUT or DUCCF which will only alienate it further from the masses. In the meantime, no tax demand shall be entertained”.
The Naga plebiscite of 1951, it reminded, did not authorize 9 factions to collect tax from the Naga people. “If anything the factions are living on borrowed times gasping for much needed oxygen but the negative tendency of the factions to harass grassroots leaders and the general public may hasten the drying up of this oxygen supply. The GPRN/NSCN should not peddle lies nor should it accuse with unfounded allegations”.