NSCN/GPRN (YA) refutes central govt.’s move to remove the word ‘Naga’
Dimapur, Sep. 16 (EMN): The NSCN/GPRN (YA) condemned the joint decision of Government of India and the Arunachal Government to omit the word ‘Naga’ in the Naga areas of Arunachal.
An update informed that the decision was made in conjunction with some Naga leaders to remove ‘any Naga tribe’, thereby recognising Tangsu, Nocte and Wancho as separate identity under the Constitution of India, which the NSCN termed as ‘blatant insult’ to the on-going Naga struggle and alleged the Indian Govt. of wilfully undermining the rights and history of the Naga people.
‘Nagas have lived peacefully in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Assam and Eastern Myanmar for thousands of years without the knowledge of foreign power until the British came in the early 1830s. After the British retrieved in 1947, both India and Burma entered and occupied the Naga lands leading to an armed confrontation, which is still prevalent’, it stated.
It said that only pages of history bear witness to the Naga struggle and the Naga issue was not an internal problem but rather a case of invasion. Moreover, the campaign was only a means to divert the world’s attention from the core Naga issue.
‘The Central govt.’s continual refusal to recognise the Naga cause is a violation of UN Security Council resolutions and raises questions on its commitment to International Laws’, it read.
It added that the word ‘Naga’ is what binds Nagas together and it would continue to reject and fight against the discriminatory laws. It therefore, urged all the Naga tribes to denounce the divisive move.
Allocates finance portfolio to kilonser
NSCN (YA) has allocated its kilonser, S Hrüpunü Vemai, the portfolio of finance with effect from September 15, which would remain effective till further order. A NSCN (YA)’s statement through its MIP stated that he would oversee all financial administration in the so-called states of Manipur, Nagaland, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. To ensure smooth financial transaction and avoid inconveniences, it informed all the concerned government and trade and commerce departments and business communities to deal with the authorised person.