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14 Tribal Hohos, GNF condemn factional clash

DIMAPUR, OCT 19 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/19/2021 1:03:15 PM IST

The clash between NSCN (U) and NSCN (K) Niki Sumi group near Khehoyi camp here on October 17 night that resulted in the death of one person belonging to the Niki group has been condemned by many organisations.

The 14 Tribal Hohos of Nagaland have condemned the act of violence, which has created social unrest even in the public domain. The hohos in a statement said that act of violence had no place in a civilised society, as it not only created more misunderstandings but brought divisions that could hamper the Naga peace process.

Appealing to all Naga political groups (NPGs) to refrain from any sort of physical confrontation and act of violence, the hohos prayed that the NPGs concerned would take a note of its appeal to maintain peace and tranquillity in the State and society.

GNF: Global Naga Forum (GNF) also condemned in the strongest possible terms the incident. The forum in a statement emphasised that Naga people, regardless of their ideological and political differences, must agree and be clear that any group that resorted to violence and murder was an enemy of the people and Naga cause. 

“Claiming the Naga cause of freedom and self-determination, then taking away the right of our own people to live is absurd. It is barbaric, inhuman, and morally repugnant by the standards of any civilised society,” the statement added. 

As the Naga people were tired of the endless divisions, enmities and killings, GNF said it was time to start resolving the problems through non-violent negotiations and commitment to a process of healing. 

The forum asserted that any Naga political group or civil society organisation whose loyalty to the group was greater than to the greater Naga cause were not patriots.

Mourning the death of Ino Atoka Kinimi, GNF said it empathised with his family members and prayed that they may find solace in the grace and healing power that only God could give at a time like this. 

Aichisaghemi village mourns
Aichisaghemi village council (AVC) and Aichisaghemi students’ union (ASU) have expressed pain and displeasure over the killing of late Atoka Kinny of Niki-led NSCN (K), who was also a member from Aichisaghemi, in Dimapur on October 17 night.
In a joint statement, AVC chairman Toniho Yeptho and ASU president Inagha Kinny termed as “unfortunate” the killing of late Atoka and said that the “reasons for committing such an act may be best known to the perpetrators of the crime”. They said that the Aichisaghemi community “has lost one budding and ambitious young man who has left behind a grieving wife, children and parents”, adding that the community grieved with the affected family. Terming such killing as “uncalled for”, AVC and ASU said the incident occurred at a time when all Naga political groups were expecting a solution to the decades-old Naga political problem.
The two bodies have urged all cadres belonging to Aichisaghemi village and serving in various Naga national groups “not to defect or cause/incite defection from one group to the other as it was their choice to join the Naga national movement no matter what their destiny holds for them.”
They also appealed to “all the NNPGs to maintain restraint” at this crucial stage of the “Indo-Naga peace parlays” and create mutual understanding between the groups “towards achieving a united goal” as disunity and animosity would “only lead to our own destruction.”

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