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Orgns concerned over clashes
Published on 20 Mar. 2011 12:58 AM IST
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Naga Hoho executive council held its meeting at Kohima on March 16 and had a threadbare deliberation over the recurrence of factional battle, imposition of illegal taxes by different groups upon the first generation Naga entrepreneurs, people those who were sitting outside the state and siphoning money from Nagaland without promoting Naga people’s economic and social life and other pertinent issues that beleaguer Naga people.
The Hoho said that the Naga people were now fed up to write and talk about the skirmishes and disunity among the different ‘factions’ particularly between the two NSCN groups over their struggle for sovereignty aiming for “so-called ‘one vision, one goal.’” The meeting noted that Nagas have suffered enough of fratricidal killings in the past few decades in the name of fighting for liberation from India. It was stated that the Naga people have enough proof of who was black or white, but that it was just because of the Naga people’s love for their own land well preserved by the forefathers since time immemorial, that they have no option other than to show tolerance to evil doers and their sinister designs.
Against such backdrop, the Naga Hoho fervently appealed to all Naga political groups to step in into an era of reconciliation and unity as assured to the Naga people on different occasions and platforms. It appealed to every group to re-examine if there was any other ethnic armed groups who were engaged in proxy war attempting to create misunderstanding and bloodshed among the Naga brethrens. “To err is human but to err consciously is not human” the Naga Hoho said and added that a day might come when the entire Naga populace would no longer be patient.
TNSA ‘depressed’ over March 15 incident
Tangshang Naga Students’ Association (TNSA) Dimapur strongly urged the NSCNs to stop fratricidal killings and stated it would not bring any solution but create bigger problems.
TNSA president J. Mutu Muniak and press and information secretary, Hawnan in a joint press statement said TNSA was “so depressed” to hear about the March incident 15 at Hazik Nokneu (Hashik-Noknu).
The incident has struck and pierced our hearts for the merciless and barbarous acts on innocent villagers TNSA said and added the villagers have been made “nude and homeless”. TNSA urged the NSCNs to stop fratricidal killings and invite unity.
It recalled that the Eastern Nagas were for many years harassed by Myanmar militants from 1970s- 2000 where many innocent civilians were killed and tortured and livestock destroyed.
Further, it said many feel ill and lost their lives due to “bombs and gaseous” effects, without medical treatments.
The “day and night gun battle between NSCN and Myanmar militants” has made it difficult for people to go to fields for cultivation, resulting in famine and starvation, TNSA said.
TNSA lamented that the peaceful atmosphere from 2001 till date was vanishing and violence reviving in Eastern Naga areas. “We are now likely to face another disaster in eastern Nagaland,” it said.
It also appealed the FNR and other Naga NGOs to keep working until genuine reconciliation was achieved.
“We are badly in need of your help in this juncture. We do believe that you will remember us, as your own family members are going through endless suffering, restless and homeless,” TNSA pleaded.
It requested all the Churches in Nagaland and servants of God to pray for the Eastern Naga people to solve the “bloody conflict soon.”
TNSA also appealed the Churches to pray for the leaders to enable them to do away from the heart of hatred towards one another, feel the grievances of the people and achieve genuine reconciliation among the Nagas. “We want genuine reconciliation. Not mouth reconciliation but heart reconciliation,” TNSA said.
ENSF supports Summit Resolution
Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) has strongly supported the resolution adopted by ENPO on December 18, 2007 at Tuensang Summit alongwith ENNWA of GPRN/NSCN, ENNWU of NSCN (I-M) and NNC/FGN (non-accordist) from six tribes. The resolution pertained to stopping bloodshed, threat, intimidation or violence of any kind within the ENPO jurisdiction inclusive of Eastern Naga territories of Myanmar.
In this regard, the ENSF through a statement issued by Hawang T. Wangsha and Changsang Soted appealed to the national workers to restrain from any kind of violence which might sabotage the resolution as well as the ongoing peace process. Further, the ENSF extended its full cooperation to the ENPO and assured to safeguard the historic Tuensang summit resolution.

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