NSCN (R) denounces ‘provocative action’ of Indian Army
Dimapur, Oct. 1 (EMN): The NSCN (Reformation) has denounced the “arbitrary and provocative” action of the Indian Army who attacked its mobile group on September 28 near Ponchen village under Kharsang Circle of Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh.
A press statement issued by the Ministry of Information & Publicity (MIP) claimed that at least 30 fully armed COR COM members with a mixed ethnic group of Northeast fired the Naga Army who were on a routine patrol.
“The next morning at around 4 a.m. we came under surprise attack only to realise that we were already surrounded from all sides by the special forces fully armed with modern sophisticated weapons. The Naga Army were indiscriminately fired upon, from every directions and angles including (at least) 30-40 Lathode shells, and all hell broke loose with the Naga Army reacting in ‘DEFENSIVE Mode’ for which, the encounter lasted for more than 3 hours killing 1 Naga army on the spot,” the MIP said.
It said “the NSCN was formed after the leaders of the Myanmar based NSCN decided to abrogate the ceasefire with the Government of India (GoI). The leaders of the NSCN along with several likeminded members stood against the abrogation of ceasefire with the GoI as it would lead to many unwanted situations particularly in the Naga areas bordering Myanmar.”
In order to heed to the prayers of the Naga people for early solution, it asserted that their leaders risked their lives so as to facilitate and pave way for an amicable solution and to achieve peace and bring back normalcy in the region. However, it said “it is very unfortunate that time and again the Indian Security Forces seems to be hell bend to disturb peace and ever ready to pull the trigger at the very drop of a hat and to keep the Naga homeland embroiled in warfare and to (once again) lead the Indo-Naga entities into Warpath and Bloodbath.”
“It is also very amusing that India who boasts to the world for its Gandhian’s principle of Non-violence (on one hand), is always (on the other hand), hell bound to provoke and to trigger Armed conflicts with the NSCN, in spite of having truce,” the MIP stated.
The NSCN reiterate that the GoI must know that ‘permanent solution’ can never be achieved under duress. Peaceful and conducive environment is a must between two entities, it added.
Questioning the commitment of the GoI in resolving the Indo-Naga issue and continue to engage in peace negotiation, the NSCN asked the GoI to re-visit their policy of military engagements and to rein-in their wayward boys.
“The GoI must immediately stop these blatant acts of “Military Terrorism’ against the Naga Army” it asserted.