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NNC/FGN’s appeal to stop killing
Published on 28 Aug. 2010 12:14 AM IST
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NNC/FGN on Friday noted that killing among “national workers” despite peace initiatives has posed a grave threat to the spirit of reconciliation, saying it has also reflected poor state of discipline amongst the cadres and insincerity of the top leadership.
Bringing to light the content of the “declaration of commitment” at Chiang Mai VI by the conveners of the joint working groups, based on the “covenant of reconciliation”, which read: “To facilitate the meeting of a summit at the highest level, at the earliest, in affirmation of the ‘covenant of reconciliation’. We reaffirm our total commitment to work together in the spirit of love, non-violence. Therefore, we pledge to cease all forms of offensive activities in toto”, the FGN “kedallo” and joint working group convenor Zhopra Vero, in a statement, said going by the words of the pledge, every Naga must understand that the “covenant of reconciliation” surpasses geographical boundary.
He said it was not of or for the Nagas alone but a testimony before the international community, and most of all, it was a sacred covenant declared before the Almighty God.
The FGN leader said that incidents spoke of “total disregard” of the covenant and sincerity towards other group(s) of “national workers.”
“It is betrayal of the trust and confidence of our people and before God,” the NNC/FGN said and appealed to stop killing in the true spirit of reconciliation.
Meanwhile, the FGN also slammed the Assam Rifles and said that at a time when ceasefire between the government of India and various “Naga political groups” has brought relative calm and hope for talks through peaceful means, the Assam Rifles has once again revealed their true colour.
“Their ugly track record of highhandedness and provocations only reflect total lack of discipline of the force,” the FGN “kedallo” said, adding that government of India has failed to contain forces who have practically demonstrated “total lack of understanding of the meaning of ceasefire.”
Asserting that incidents including the most recent one at Namsa have once again brought to light the poor image of Assam Rifles, the FGN asked: “how can they keep killing (hill) people and be so blatant as to claim themselves as “friends of the hill people.”?”
MVC, MSU dismayed
Mekokla village council (MVC) and Mekokla students’ union (MSU) have expressed unhappiness over August 26 Mekokla incident, where one GPRN/NSCN cadre was killed by NSCN (I-M) activists.
Maintaining that it felt obligatory to cooperate and provide protection to “national workers”, irrespective of their affiliations, the MVC chairman Yansathung Kikon and MSU president Thungjanbemo Ezung in a joint statement said it was pained to observe that lately many national workers, especially lower cadres, have been “lured away” by some short term benefits thereby tarnishing the good image of GPRNs in particular and Nagas in general. Mekokla bodies have also urged both the groups to control their cadres. Pointing out that the minds of poor villagers have been gripped by fear, as this was the second incident within the village, the villagers suggested “national workers” to avoid staying permanently in thickly populated areas as far as possible.
Also, it appealed to all the Naga “national workers” to stop targeting each other but to reconcile for the betterment of the Naga future.

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