For IM to ignore its political debauchery in the recent past and to lashout at Chairman S. S Khaplang, Gen. Secretary N Kitovi Zhimomi or Naga Army Chief Gen. Kholie, for all its misfortune is a pointer towards a failed leadership. The nervousness of IM towards all Naga reconciliation and unity has been vividly clear to every peace loving Naga. Their absence from Akuvuto/Thahekhu all Naga frontal Organizations meeting, the Bangkok consultative meeting from 19-21 Dec. 2008 and the 21-22 Feb. 2009 Naga consultative meet at Kohima are prime examples. The so called MIP at hebron camp is but a manifesto of contradiction, lies and deceits all put together. In failing to commit themselves to the Reconciliation process of the Naga people, their selfish motives are becoming clearer by the day.
Ever since IM gang started operating in Tirap, the people of the region have endured inhuman treatment and of late, widespread discontentment against merciless IM men is out in the open. GPRN/NSCN appeals to any neutral Naga Org. to ascertain the fact from the Naga inhabitants of Tirap and surrounding areas. The overbearing attitude of IM men on the eastern side of Naga Homeland is on the rise. Incidents such as the murder of Ex-MP and adviser to state CM on 23rd December 2007 by IM, The murder of Yago Wancho on 31st December 2008 while emerging from the church are testimonies to their wicked actions. As the Naga people gathered at Kohima for consultative meet on 22nd February 2009, 22 IM men attacked Naga Army without slightest provocation at Wakka Village in Tirap district. Such undignified killings and attacks are too much for the Naga people of Tirap and therefore Naga army had to retaliate in self defence and in the interest of the people in UT III. It is foolhardy to blame combined forces of GPRN/NSCN, ULFA and UNLF for the Tirap incident. GPRN/NSCN Naga Army operates on its own be it in Manipur, Assam or Arunachal Pradesh. To accuse ULFA or UNLF for what happened at UT III Region (Tirap & Changleng) is farfetched. Even GOI may not take the bait, let alone the Naga people.
The so called MIP at Hebron Camp pops up with preposterous assumptions to gain sympathy of the Naga people. GPRN/NSCN is, in accordance to the wish of the Naga people and in consortium with all Naga Frontal Orgainsation, has pledged itself to the process of Reconciliation, Peace and Unity of all Nagas irrespective of artificial boundaries. This, GPRN/NSCN believes, will ultimately pave the way for a final political solution that is acceptable to both the Indian Government and the Naga People. In this single minded pursuit of the Naga People, any individual or group working against the aspiration of the Naga people shall be doing so at the risk of self exclusion. The strength of GPRN/NSCN is its ability to listen to the voice of the people while being true to the cause. Despite the severest of tests, GPRN/NSCN shall stay committed towards reconciliation of all Nagas.
The unfolding events in Lotha Region are other episodes of IM’s offensive posture against the Naga Army. There is no mistaking that IM deliberately launched an attack on the Naga army at Yimkha Village on 14th March. The Lotha Hoho, NGO’s & GB’s and Village elders were informed of the Naga Army’s march towards its Designated Camp at Chukitong in Lotha Region.
This was in accordance to the agreed ceasefire ground rules arrived at during the recent CFSB meeting between the two entities. The 17th March Liphi Village attack on Naga Army by IM clearly confirms that it is bent on pushing the Nagas into further bloodshed. The loss of life and injury is deeply regretted yet GPRN/NSCN shall not be a sitting duck when attacked. Considering the great provocative actions each day, it is not wrong to say that Reconciliation and Unity of the Naga people is, perhaps, the greatest obstacle to IM’s plan of fulfilling its hidden agenda!
Publicity Cell, GPRN/NSCN.