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Politics over dev.: Raising
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, May 24 (NPN):
Published on 25 May. 2010 1:38 AM IST
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NSCN(I-M) kilo kilonser(home minister) Rh. Raising asserted that for the NSCN(I-M), politics was a priority over development as the latter should follow the former.
He said this while addressing a meeting on ‘interaction on peace and current situation’ held at the Chumukedima town hall Monday attended by representatives of the Naga Council,DNSU, GBs Association, Naga Women Hoho Dimapur, Chro Public Organisation, GBs and DBs Joint Forum including some public.
In his one and half-hour speech, Raising also asserted that the NSCN(I-M) was neither a faction, nor a party but a “council of the Naga people.”
Raising dubbed Manipur chief minister Ibobi as a puppet of the central government and Manipur as “an instrument of Indianisation.”
Raising also blamed the Centre for the prevailing situation at Mao gate saying that the May 6 incident could have been avoided,if the Centre wanted to. While maintaining that there was no justification in preventing Muivah from visiting his village, Raising said Nagas were only asking for their land and not land belonging to Meiteis.
Straying into state politics, Raising attacked the Congress saying it was not for Naga politics but for Indian politics and that the Congress was good for India but not for Nagas. He said it was for these reasons, that the NSCN(I-M) did not trust the Congress party.
He also opined that Nagas were yet to be liberated from ignorance, illiteracy and helplessness. Raising also spoke on the abundant minerals and human resources that remained to be exploited.
Expressing serious concern over the influx of foreigners, the NSCN (IM) kilo kilonser said it was a threat against assimilation of the identity of Naga people. He however said Muslims were rising because of their ‘jihad’ and added Nagas are also on the same level.
Raising went on to say “thousands of NSCNs are ready to die for you… are a very lucky people.”
Other representatives from the NSCN (IM) who spoke at the programme included Education kilonser Vikiye, War & Victim kilonser Tokim and V Horam of Ministry of Internal Security (MIS). The moderators for the interaction were steering committee member Kihoi Swu and Secretary of MIS M Daniel Lotha.
While short speeches were also delivered by the president of
Naga Council, president DNSU, president GBs association, president Naga Women Hoho Dimapur, president Chro Public Organization (CPO) Chumukeidma and president GBs & DBs Joint Forum.
Meanwhile, according to reports, similar meetings were held at several places in Nagaland, which were also convened by the NSCN(I-M).

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