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Soluton only through unity says ‘Gen’ Khole
Published on 14 May. 2010 1:07 AM IST
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GPRN/NSCN commander-in-chief “general” Khole Konyak, who arrived at outfit’s designated camp Khehoi, affirmed that divided house never fulfilled any potential, and that solution was possible only when all Naga groups come together.
Speaking at the ceremony, the MIP stated “general” Khole, mincing no words in calling a spade a spade, had said that in earlier decades of Naga struggle, there existed northern command, eastern command, western command, southern command and central command on tribal lines, which ultimately set off fierce competitions often creating great rift among the commands.
Khole recalled how he saved both Isak Chishi Swu and Th. Muivah from certain death in eastern Nagaland but in the name of Naga Nation, how thousands of Khimnungans, village after village, were wiped out in “great arrogance and anger.”
He particularly mentioned one “major” Hao Tangkhul, who disobeyed his order and massacred men women and children mercilessly, the MIP statement said, adding the backlash afterwards was “too costly.”
Further,Khole recalled that in the name of trying to convert Lainongs to Christianity, traditional customs and habits were stopped by use of “brute force,” and that “preachings and baptisms were forced on the people who in the end proved to be a failure for Isak and Muivah.”
Khole said Lainong men, after forced baptism, were compelled to cut their long hair and it roused steady resentment leading to open revolt, after which thousands of women and children were brutally massacred.
“Today, Isak and Muivah are yet to be forgiven by Khiamnungans and Lainongs,” said Khole who added that past lessons must be learnt quickly otherwise quarrel within Naga family would not yield anything positive.
Exhorting Sumi “national workers” to set an example for other Nagas to follow, Khole said Sumi “national workers” were like the heart in a body while others act like hands, feet, eyes and various other organs in one body.
He also urged Sumi national workers to be more humble, understanding and accommodative so that positive energy was harnessed for sovereignty of the Nagas,.
Also, emphasizing that political struggle was against government of India and Burma, the c-in-c of the GPRN/NSCN said there was no logic for Nagas to fight against one another.
“If sovereignty is to be achieved, Nagas must come together,” the MIP quoted him as saying.
Describing as “great lie” if Isak, Muivah or anybody talked of political solution in a “feuding Naga family”, Khole said solution was possible only if there was unity among the Nagas.
Stating that Isak and Muivah can never bring Naga independence from foreign land, Khole said: “they are flying high in the air not knowing what is happening on the ground below.”
While also stating that the struggle was against India and Burma and not among the Nagas, Khole assured once sovereignty was achieved from India, solution with Burma would not take much time.
Despite the bitter past, he expressed hope that Nagas will reason together and seek a common future, the MIP statement said.
Meanwhile, he urged all “national workers” to stay committed to the task and not to be confused by “impossible propagandas.”
Earlier, the GPRN/NSCN said its c-in-c “general” Khole Konyak and “ato kilonser” N. Kitovi Zhimomi was warmly received by national political advisory council (NPAC), council of “kilonsers”, “tatars”, heads of ministries and departments and military officers at an impressive welcoming ceremony, the MIP said.
The MIP also said the GPRN/NSCN “ato kilonser” and “army chief”, in consultation with its chairman S.S Khaplang, would hold consultations with various Naga frontal organisations and civil societies to address various issues confronting the Nagas.

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