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Rally prejudiced: GPRN & FGN
Published on 24 Oct. 2010 12:31 AM IST
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Ahead of the proposed October 26 mass peace rally organized by the Naga Hoho, NSF and NMA at Dimapur to press the government of India for expediting and settling the political dialogue between the centre and NSCN (I-M) at the earliest, the GPRN/NSCN and NNC/FGN have said that the rally at this hour was prejudiced and not in the spirit of the Covenant of Reconciliation.
The two Naga political groups said that the Naga people at this moment were engaged in the reconciliation process and that the Naga Hoho, NSF and NMA would be making a mockery of the September 18, 2010 Summit, if the rally took place. It advised that the proposed protest rally be called off, as it did not serve the purpose of common goal.
The MIP, GPRN/NSCN and Rali Wali, NNC/FGN in a joint statement described the proposed rally as a “sinister, vindictive and a colossal danger” to the fragile Naga reconciliation process. “To derail the Reconciliation process would mean unimaginable repercussion. Having witnessed much political turmoil, tragedy is best avoided. Naga political solution hinges of oneness and inclusiveness of all Nagas,” it added. The GPRN/NSCN and NNC/FGN asked whether Covenant of Reconciliation signed by top leaders held any meaning to the Naga Hoho, NSF and NMA. “What drama are they trying to enact?” it asked.
The two Naga groups said when the FNR was working tirelessly to garner support and confidence of all political groups in particular and Nagas in general, the rally proposed by the three Naga NGOs would be akin to an attempted robbery in broad daylight.
The GPRN/NSCN and NNC/FGN said that the Journey of Common Hope and the Covenant of Naga Reconciliation did not pin hope on any particular group to decide political future of the Nagas and for which it appealed the three NGOs not to lose sleep over the deadlocked political dialogue between NSNC (I-M) and the government of India. “At a momentous time, when the Naga people reaffirm their oneness before God and man, a solution shall be sought and it shall be granted,” it said.
Stating that the wisdom of all apex organizations must be to stay on course with the rest of the Nagas by reflecting the will and opinion of the people, the two Naga groups said this was not a time to orchestrate new meaning and direction to Naga political issue behind the screen. “For whom and for what the protest really is needed are questions the Naga Hoho, NSF and NMA, who are part and parcel of the Naga Reconciliation process, must tell the Naga people,” it said.
“If the proposed protest rally is to demand the GOI to expedite the non-existent political dialogue between the GOI and one faction, it is without a shadow of a doubt, a call to resume hostility and bloodbath among the Nagas,” the joint statement stated.
The two Naga groups also said whether the rally was to expedite alternative political arrangement for the Nagas in Manipur. Stating that Naga people must have a clear picture, the GPRN/NSCN and NNC/FGN said, at this juncture, any step contrary to the positive feelings of the Naga people shall invite the wrath of the people.
With regard to the arrest of Ningkhan Shimray of NSCN (I-M) by Indian authorities in Nepal, the GPRN/NSCN and NNC/FGN said the arrest was an issue that should be sorted out by NSCN (I-M) and government of India. It said enforcing Naga populace of Dimapur to the streets to demand the release of one alleged arms smuggler from prison was unjustified. The GPRN/NSCN and NNC/FGN pointed out to the organizers of the rally that hundreds of Nagas continued to languish in different Indian and foreign jails preceding Ningkhan Shimray, for believing in the political right of the Nagas.
“None is more Naga than another,” it added.
The two groups said when a member of the signatory of COR inflicted “horrific torture” recently upon a member of another signatory of COR, the “self-proclaimed” bodies, did not even blink. “The Practice of hypocrisy by them has destroyed Naga political vision,” the GPRNNSCN and NNC/FGN asserted.
Further, the two Naga groups said since the majority of Naga political groups were signatories to Covenant of Reconciliation, the call for mass protest rally in Dimapur on October 26, to resurrect and expedite the non-existent political talks was a clear deviation from Naga people’s vision.
“It is a violation of people’s trust, clearly planned and arranged with ulterior motives,” it said. The GPRN/NSCN and NNC/FGN insisted that the protest rally at this hour was inappropriate as it did not have any scope of strengthening Naga Reconciliation. “In such an atmosphere, it is more an act of spraying poison to the fragile Naga reconciliation process than anything else,” it said and therefore advised that the proposed protest rally be called off in the best interest of the Naga people.

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