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NSCNs denounce speculations
K. V. Nurumi KOHIMA, APR 21 (NPN)
Published on 22 Apr. 2010 12:33 AM IST
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Whether true or not, speculations from various quarters appear to suggest the formation of an outfit reportedly styled as ‘Aggrieved Teachers’ Liberation Front’ (ATLF) allegedly drawn from some of the teachers classified under the ‘bogus’ teachers’ category in the recently published SIT report. It was also speculated that the newly formed outfit has decided to take up small arms.
Sources in the NSCN/GPRN and GPRN/NSCN confirmed to this Correspondent that they also learnt of speculations that some of the teachers classified as “bogus” in the recently published SIT report were trying to garner support of various individuals and groups to fight for their cause against alleged government inaction.
When contacted, both the factions were adamant they would not tolerate any move to take up arms though they viewed the issues as sensitive.
Sources from both sides however, expressed optimism that the state government would take “corrective” measures lest the issue became more serious.
Sources from both factions also maintained that they will not tolerate, if any such outfit (‘ATLF’) decided to take up arms on the plea of having their grievances redressed.
A senior NSCN (I-M) functionary told this Correspondent, that although the plight of the affected teachers was understandable, yet there would be no question of tolerating any such front from taking up arms. He posed, that if everyone did the same “what will happen to the Naga society?”.
He opined it would be good if the state government was accommodative towards the affected teachers. He objected to the manner in which an “armed struggle” was being mooted as a form of protest.
GPRN/NSCN finance ‘kilonser’ and Joint Working Group convener C. Singson Kuki, while squarely blaming the state government for the mess, also called for “corrective” measures to be adopted so that the future of students was not affected or compromised.
The finance ‘kilonser’ rejected outright any kind of support for any such Front. He said, if needed, the GPRN/NSCN would “reason” out against any such step. He said Naga society cannot be besieged with such confrontations.
Terming backdoor appointments as disgraceful, Singson said that the government should understand the ground reality where many schools without proportionate number of teachers.
He, however, felt sometimes, the law has to be enforced and other times, it has to be relaxed for the future generation.
He said as per reports, the state government has already booked the culprits involved in the scam.
Both the NSCN/GPRN and GPRN/NSCN sources made it clear that there was no question of providing any support for any to take up arms and disapproved of such plans.
It was speculated that ‘ATLF’ was formed on April 16 with some members having procured small arms from various sympathizers.

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