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GPRN/NSCN will not allow a few people to decide Nagas’ future: Kitovi

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By EMN Updated: Aug 15, 2014 1:56 am
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Staff Reporter
DIMAPUR, AUGUST 14

GPRN/NSCN ato kilonser N. Kitovi Zhimomi said Naga people have overcome many obstacles and failures over the decades as the national conscience concerning their history and political future cannot be crushed by any military power
Addressing the 68th Naga Independence Day at camp Khehoi as the chief guest today, Kitovi reminisced the heroic deeds of thousands of departed Naga freedom fighters.
Maintaining that SS Khaplang’s agreement with Myanmar government is best for the Naga people living in Myanmar, he asserted that GPRN/NSCN is not confused about the past nor will it allow the Naga future to be decided by a few people behind closed door.
Observing that the talks between the government of India and NSCN (IM) is heading towards an amicable solution for the Nagas living in the present state of Manipur, Kitovi said progress and development with possible autonomy is reportedly in process.
“GPRN/NSCN and the Naga people in the state of Nagaland should not feel discouraged but the political events taking place around us is necessary because Naga Nation too must undergo certain changes for survival,’ he stated.
On young associations and committees strongly objecting to taxation by national workers, Kitovi said GPRN/NSCN believes that all grievances can be resolved through reasoning without threatening the national objective.
Describing Nagaland as one that is identified by its past struggle and potential future, he explained that there are better ways to resolve social issues instead of sabotaging the national movement at the present scenario in Nagaland state.
Making a mention of the present talks on setting up of oil refinery plant in Nagaland, the GPRN/NSCN ato kilonser said oil deposits are a major lifeline for future Naga generations while stating that thousands of educated Naga youth will get employment through such projects. He, however, made it clear that until the oil refinery is set up in Nagaland, GPRN/NSCN will halt all activities concerning the issue. He also warned that violators will be firmly dealt with as per the National Yehzabo (Constitution) of Nagaland.
Kitovi further cautioned that dangerous policies are being chalked out wherein Nagas are easily convinced unaware of what is good for them. He asserted that GPRN/NSCN will cooperate with the good activities which involve the younger generations but will relentlessly confront what is destructive and unhealthy for future generations.
President of Naga Council Dimapur Pangerluba Ao was the guest of honour on the occasion. Flag hosting, drill display by the Naga Army and a special number by ‘The Jolo Male Voice’ marked the occasion.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 15, 2014 1:56:11 am