No Indo-Myanmar border in Nagaland, asserts Adinno Phizo
Dimapur, Feb. 2 (EMN): President of the Naga National Council (NNC) Adinno Phizo has termed the proposal to fence the Indo-Myanmar border and end the Free Movement Regime (FMR) as “outrageous and atrocious on the part of India.”
The NNC president, in a message on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of NNC formation which falls on Feb. 2, said that the latest offence of India on Nagaland is the talk of fencing Indo-Myanmar border in Nagaland.
“In this matter, this is to remind India that there is no Indo-Myanmar border in Nagaland.
“The proposal is outrageous and atrocious on the part of India. The idea is to divide Nagaland into parts and turn them into concentration camps. This is not acceptable and Nagas will not allow this to happen now and in future,” Adinno asserted.
Maintaining that Feb. 2, 1946 is the most important landmark in the history of the Naga nation, she said it was on this day that the then Naga leaders took the first step towards self-determination and establishing a modern nation state for the Nagas, by forming the NNC.
“For which, we salute and honour them for their foresight and clear vision for the Nagas. This came about in keeping pace with the challenges and developments taking place in the region and the world, during the Second World War and the aftermath. As such, the Nagas felt the need to organise the Nagas families under one roof,” she said.
The NNC leader went on to assert that the NNC has been defending the right of the Naga ‘nation’ against India for the past 77 years since the British left India in 1947.
Further, accusing the Govt. of India for abrogating the ceasefire agreement signed with the NNC on Sept. 6, 1964, Adinno said that the Indian army continues to wage war against the Naga people through the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958.