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Dont be Jihadis: GPRN/NSCN to NGOs

Envoy to the GPRN/NSCN collective leadership, Kughalu Mulatonu (3rd from R), ‘kilo kilonser’ Hothrong Yimchunger (2nd from L) along with other GPRNNSCN members at Khehoi designated camp, Monday. (NP)
Staff Reporter KHEHOI (DIMAPUR), JUN 7 (NPN):
Published on 8 Jun. 2010 1:29 AM IST
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Referring to the ongoing blockade of national highways by the NSF on vehicles of Manipur, the GPRN/NSCN on Monday advised NGOs against turning into ‘Jihadis’ in Naga soil as Nagas never destroyed the lives of innocent people unless it was their enemy.
Making the statement endorsed at the joint council meeting of kilonsers at the Khehoi designated camp Monday, envoy to the collective leadership of the GPRN/NSCN, Kughalu Mulatonu reminded that way back in 1990s, the government of India had blacklisted NSF and NPMHR for “extremist activities” such as the ongoing economic blockade. He said the GPRN/NSCN condemned such activity as it totally violated human rights. He disclosed the GPRN/NSCN would take up the issue with the UN Human Rights Commission. Mulatonu also announced that the GPRN/NSCN would trace out “self vested culprits” with regard to the ongoing issue.
He also warned that in the event of any counter blockade in Assam on Nagaland, in retaliation to the NSF road blockade on Manipur, the tribes affiliated with NSF and Naga Hoho would have to bear the brunt. “The rest of the Nagas will remain unaffected,” he said.
Asked if the GPRN/NSCN had attempted to prevent the ongoing blockade, Mulatonu replied “we cannot talk with individuals who have become terrorists under the umbrella of civil societies.” He asserted the GPRN/NSCN would never approach such organizations whose “terrorism” has already threatened the lives of three million people in Manipur.
Taking note of the ban on trucks carrying essential goods and petroleum products to Nagaland which was called by 12 organizations spearheaded by the All Assam Manipuri Students’ Union (AAMSU), Mulatonu said the GPRN/NSCN would meet the student bodies, study their intentions and come to an understanding. He reasserted that the organizations should enforce the blockade only against those tribes affiliated with the NSF and Naga Hoho.
He slammed the government of India and the Nagaland government for “playing under cover tactical policies” by giving coverage to NSF and Naga Hoho which led to enforcement of the economic blockade for almost 60 days. Mulatonu pointed out that rampant arson such as attack on vehicles carried out by the NSF on the highways would not have been possible without the assistance and support of the centre and Nagaland government since there was a normal government running the affairs of the state. He also alleged that the NSF was paid by the NSCN (I-M) to carry out such activities in collaboration with NPMHR. He pointed out that the NSF and Naga Hoho were a conglomeration of only six or seven tribes including minor tribes of Manipur whereas majority of tribes from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Eastern Nagaland were not a party to them. Mulatonu also alleged that NGOs such as Naga Hoho, NPMHR and NSF were encouraging “terrorism” by forcibly encouraging Manipur security forces to kill innocent people.
Talks by year end
On the possibility of the GPRN/NSCN holding talks with the government of India, Mulatonu said the group was hopeful of starting political dialogue by the end of this year. He said the group was meeting Indian leaders and that the steps and process for holding the dialogue were “very positive.” He also said the GPRN/NSCN would hold one dialogue with the government of India to solve the “Indo-Naga” political problem and not stretch on.

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