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Naga scholars denounce excess by Indian army

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By EMN Updated: Jun 07, 2018 12:12 am
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Dimapur, June 6 (EMN): The Naga Scholars’ Association (NSA) has expressed concern over what it termed as ‘excessive and diabolical’ scheme of the Indian army and the para military in the midst of crucial negotiation between the Government of India (GoI) and the Naga nationalist groups for political settlement.
NSA press release on Wednesday stated that the duality of peace talk and the act of infliction upon the Naga national negotiators and their cadres has become very prominent. ‘Of late, several disturbing excessive acts of the Indian army and the para military on the members of the negotiating groups have come to the fore,’ the press release stated.
The association has termed the recent raid on the Naga National Council’s general secretary, V Nagi, as one of the ‘most destructive’ schemes.
The association has also expressed concern over the decision of the Working Committee to suspend the peace talks until the GOI gives a clarification on the matter.
The apprehension of Moses Zeliang, a cadre of ‘civil wing’ of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (IM) at Naga Gaon village in Dimapur on June 2 by the Assam Rifles is quite another, it pointed out.
“The GoI is answerable to all such excesses, whether or not it is a deliberate scheme or was done at the behest of the army personnel themselves. The ambiguity needs to be cleared and addressed to restore the trust deficit and usher congenial atmosphere for peace talk. The GoI should be sensitive and be sincere to the on-going political negotiation. Necessary prompt measures should be taken as it strives to solve the Naga political issue,” the press release stated.

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By EMN Updated: Jun 07, 2018 12:12:32 am