Subsequent to the remark made by state home minister Imkong Imchen on December 23 that Nagaland was most peaceful, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee has stated that despite everyday killings, extortions, kidnappings "which are the daily affairs of the state," it was a shame on the part of state home minister to remark that Nagaland was most peaceful.
Reacting to the statement NPCC stated that Imkong Imchen described extortion, robbery, kidnapping as the "normal crimes" which meant he had already legalized extortion, kidnapping, robbery in the state.
NPCC also stated that home minister must define the normal crimes so that people of Nagaland know about it.
"As a home minister, he must be concerned about Nagaland, not Assam and Manipur, the neighbouring states, if home minister is implying that Nagaland is "most peaceful" because there has been no recent bomb blasts in Nagaland unlike other parts of India then it talks a lot about the state of mind of the minister. Killings, extortions, kidnappings for ransoms are the highest degree of crimes but the DAN govt considers these crimes as normal. That shows DAN government's complete failure to control law and order in the state and Home minister is responsible for breakdown of law and order. Therefore, he has no moral right to continue as Home minister" stated a press communiqué issued by NPCC vice president Nillo Rengma.
Affirming its stand, NPCC vice president stated that NPCC stand for reconciliation and has been urging the Government of India to expedite the Naga talks for early solution of Naga political issue and it had never detracted its stand on "this issue whereas NPF promised to the people of Nagaland in 2003 that if they could form the NPF government in Nagaland, within six months" the Naga political issue would be settled.