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GPRN/NSCN reacts to NSCN (I-M)’s statement on unity; UNC demand
Dimapur, Dec19(NPN):
Published on 20 Dec. 2010 1:01 AM IST
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While reaffirming its commitment to reconciliation and unity as enunciated in the covenant of reconciliation signed by the top three Naga leaders, among who was NSCN(I-M) chairman Isak Chishi Swu, the GPRN/NSCN has responded to the condemnations by the NSCN (I-M) to recent unity declarations by three Naga groups.
Reacting to “repeated media invasion by disgruntled elements at Hebron Camp who eternally oppose and positive move towards genuine reconciliation of Nagas,” the MIP of the GPRN/NSCN asserted that remaining silent would not be in the interests of the Nagas.
Reminding that “like minded national workers from the IM and NSCN(K) came together and reconciled on 22nd Nov.2007 with the approval from Chairman Isak Chishi Swu”, the MIP said instead “pessimists at Hebron camp” termed it as “back door entry, without the sanction of the Chairman(Isak Swu).”
It said when the GPRN/NSCN and NNC/GFN reconciled at Monyakshu on July 15,2010, “elements at Hebron Camp”again issued a statement condemning the “coming together of two Naga groups. Further, on December 14,2010 it said, when the three-GPRN/NSCN, NNC and FGN issues a “declaration to unite unconditionally, elements at Hebron camp again called it back door”.
Stating that it mattered not whether they (elements at Hebron) called it back door or front door, the GPRN/NSCN pointed out that even as the Covenant of Reconciliation of which NSCN(I-M) chairman Isak Chishi is a signatory, marches on, “his general secretary(Th.Muivah) “nesting at Lodhi Estate and traveling in Indian passport, has instructed United Naga Council(UNC),the mouthpiece of the IM, to demand alternative political arrangement for Nagas in Manipur.”
The MIP referred to news reports in local dailies on the recent visit to Manipur by union home minister P. Chidambaram and added “it is unlikely that there is anything left for IM to concoct and confuse Naga people”. The MIP of the GPRN/NSCN maintained that Nagas know that the “UNC takes its orders from IM and without its approval and consent, UNC would not dare open its mouth, much less hold a tripartite meeting with GoI and Manipur govt. representatives” on December 14.
It said “the silence of IM is simply perplexing” since this meant that a huge majority of native villages and towns of NSCN (I-M) civil and military officers accept “Indian constitution unconditionally.”
It said the UNC demand has nothing to hide but a “simple conclusion that Th.Muivah has entrusted Sword Vashum and Co. to expedite the alternative political arrangement.”
The MIP said there was no exercise in seeking opinions of Nagas from Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and from Myanmar before UNC made the demand.
The GPRN/NSCN asserted that if the NSCN(I-M) stood for “sovereignty and independence of the Nagas, many of the present UNC leaders, by now, would have vanished without a trace.”
Stating that the “infamous Shillong Accord left a bloody trail in the pages of Naga history”, the MIP said the UNC’s demand for alternative political arrangement within the framework of the Indian constitution, was the missing link in a jigsaw puzzle. The MIP opined that perhaps link was in the form of “Nagalim is Nagas living in Manipur”.

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