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NSCN (IM) accuses rival groups of smear campaign

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By EMN Updated: Dec 03, 2023 8:59 pm

DIMAPUR — The NSCN (IM) has alleged that the Working Committee of the Naga National Political Groups (WC-NNPG), in collusion with the Government of India agents “who are their close friends and mentors,” is desperately trying to put the NSCN (IM) on the wrong side of Naga political struggle.

The NSCN (IM), in a press release, claimed that the WC-NNPG is in collision course with the historical and political rights of the Nagas, and “openly raising their voice in defense of the 16-Point Agreement that history has condemned and rejected years ago.”

The NSCN (IM) was responding to an earlier statement of the WC-NNPG which accused the former of prolonging the Indo-Naga issue for personal gains, while also questioning the sincerity of NSCN (IM) leaders in seeking an honourable political solution for the Naga people.

Maintaining that ‘betrayal and deceit’ is a treacherous subject in the history of Naga political struggle, it said that there are such groups characterised by treachery, disloyalty and perfidy and false appearance, taking the name of Naga freedom fighters.

It went on to state that the WC-NNPG’s stand is a repeat of history when the Indian intelligence agency and “their cohorts (Naga People’s Convention) hijacked the Naga political issue” by bringing the 16-Point Agreement that led to the creation of the state of Nagaland, leaving out the interests of the Nagas in other areas.

“These same people/groups were nowhere seen as bona fide Naga freedom fighters before the ceasefire was signed in 1997. The truth is that more often than not they were found taking shelter in Assam Rifles camp,” it said.

“Do these groups have anything to share that they are for the Nagas and not as stooges or cohorts controlled by GoI agents?” the NSCN (IM) questioned.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 03, 2023 8:59:16 pm
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