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We never supported peace talk: Tikhak
DIMAPUR, FEB 26 (NPN):
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Published on 27 Feb. 2011 12:41 AM IST
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GPRN/NSCN spokesperson, P. Tikhak has said that any agreement that might be arrived at between the NSCN (I-M) and the government of India would “always be limited” to the problems between those two entities involved and not Nagas as a whole.
He also said that the Covenant of Reconciliation was signed at the highest level for peace and unity among the Nagas and “obviously not to pave the way for the deadlocked, so called peace process.” Tikhak said reconciliation and the “so called peace process” were totally two different issues and cautioned the NSCN (I-M) against diluting them. “We never supported the peace talk nor will we ever support it,” he said.
Citing several instances of killing in Phek, Wokha, Dimapur and Tirap by the NSCN (I-M) violating the Covenant of Reconciliation, GPRN/NSCN spokesperson, P. Tikhak said that the NSCN (I-M) must discipline themselves first, to fit in the reconciliation process rather than pointing fingers.
He hit out at the NSCN (I-M) for involving in such offensive activities when reconciliation was moving towards the right direction. “Is this not a violation of the Covenant of Reconciliation?” Tikhak questioned.
The GPRN/NSCN spokesperson said the Forum for Naga Reconciliation was a competent body mandated by Naga people to ask why heavily armed “Muivah’s gang” led by ‘Brig.’ Absolom Tangkhul alias Rockwang, came inside GPRN/NSCN base area in Eastern Nagaland. Tikhak questioned if such act was not with an intention to propagate terrorist activities. Stating that the Naga army was compelled to defend itself against forceful intrusion, Tikhak informed that in the aftermath of the clash four days ago, several dead bodies of NSCN (I-M) were recovered along with arms and ammunition from the jungle. “Their precious lives on earth were cut short because their leaders continue to demand precious Naga blood. Proper burial was given to all of them,” the GPRN/NSCN spokesperson said.
Tikhak said it was not worthwhile to stretch on the interaction on reconciliation if the people approached were a confused lot and not prepared to reconcile in true spirit. He questioned the utility of holding reconciliation meetings if the resolutions adopted could not be abided.
He told the Nagas to understand that it would be the “deliberate creation” of NSCN (I-M) if the situation in Eastern Nagaland escalated any further. Tikhak reminded of the agreed resolution which clearly spelt that Naga political groups would not pursue territorial expansion. “Do Mr. Muivah remember 18th September 2010 Summit at Dimapur? What is happening in eastern Nagaland is a unilateral abrogation of the Covenant of Reconciliation by NSCN (I-M),” he said.
The GPRN/NSCN spokesperson said that the NSCN (I-M) armed to the teeth and venturing into the base area of the GPRN/NSCN confirmed that reconciliation was a closed chapter for them (NSCN-IM).
He said reconciliation must come from the heart and be pure and clean. He also said reconciliation among different parties cannot happen by holding guns in hand or by considering himself or herself superior than the other.
Tikhak recalled the killing of hundreds of unarmed Naga civilian by Muivah in Lainong and Khiamnungan areas of Eastern Nagaland for no fault of theirs. “It is only and only because of his (Muivah) ego and his wrong decision at a wrong time which led to so much of death and destruction to the Nagas,” Tikhak added.

 
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