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GPRN/NSCN slams 24 AR
Published on 13 Apr. 2011 12:35 AM IST
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The GPRN/NSCN has described the seizure of arms and ammunition at Chekiye Village April 9 last by 24 Assam Rifles as “another test of patience on the Naga Army by the occupational forces.”
“As per the ceasefire agreement, the arms were kept concealed and safely deposited which is clear that there was never a question of threat or intimidation to anyone in the area,” a MIP press release stated, and added that “criminal action” of 24th Assam Rifles contravened the ceasefire ground rules.
Stating that “occupational forces” would have to understand that they were “strangers” in the land of the Nagas, the MIP said “they will never be able to crush the Nagas nor disarm the Nagas even if they place a soldier in every Naga home.”
Pointing out that the AR raid blatantly violated clause D of the ceasefire ground rules, the GPRN/NSCN demand the government of India to immediately release all arms to GPRN/NSCN CFSB and initiate disciplinary action against the “untutored 24 AR officer in question and his men” who conducted the raid.
“GPRN/NSCN questions the GOI as to why it has ordered the 24 AR to target the Naga Army everywhere while allowing IM cadres to openly maintain arms and men at different locations in and around Dimapur,” the MIP statement said, adding that turning a “blind eye to IM camps” in Dimapur and raiding homes of “GPRN/NSCN national workers” was unacceptable.
“It is not wrong to say that the 24 AR have either been bribed or accepted the idea of IM being the extension of GOI,” the MIP alleged, and cautioned that “Naga army”, in future, would reserve the right to oppose any action of AR that violated agreed ceasefire ground rules.
The GPRN/NSCN underlined that if at all any activity is reported anywhere, AR should have the wisdom to consult CFSB chairman through whom ceasefire mechanism could be enforced.
“Once again GPRN/NSCN seeks the release of seized arms as the raid was conducted in contravention of the ceasefire ground rules,” the MIP statement said. The personnel of 24 Assam Rifles recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from a house at Chekiye village Dimapur, police had said. The recovered items included: five AK 56 Rifles, one Chinese Rifle, one 9 MM carbine, one M-20 pistol, one 9MM pistol, AK 56 ammunition – 535 rounds; 9MM ammunition – 15 rounds; M20 ammunition – four rounds and one AK 56 spare magazine. Four persons were apprehended.

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