DIMAPUR, APR 7 : Reacting “strongly” to National Investigation Agency (NIA)’s claims, which was reported in local and National papers recently, that Anthony Shimray gave points in his statement before the NIA of his activities in procuring arms and ammunitions for the NSCN, the “government of the people’s republic of Nagalim” (GPRN) Thursday said it did not know the chargesheets framed against Anthony Shimray was actually the confessions of Shimray or to fabricate or false information extracted from him through intimidations or factures.
“We have serious doubts, because the figures or amounts of the money involved in the so-called transactions did not tally between the April 2 and April 3 statements,” a MIP statement maintained.
Referring to the claims that Anthony Shimray was arrested “near Patna”, the GPRN MIP said he was actually arrested by the Indian security agencies in Katmandu, Nepal.
“The claim of the Government of India that Anthony Shimray was arrested near Patna is a blatant lie and concocted propaganda,” it stated.
Asserting that GoI or its agencies should understand the “meaning of cease-fire”, the MIP said the word “ceasefire” was invariably associated with the “word wars.” Maintaining that Nagas have no arms and ammunition factories in their land and that Nagas have had to acquire any arms and ammunitions from all possible sources and places to fight in self defense, the GPRN said: “To be polite the Indo-Naga war is an act of aggression on the part of India and self defense or liberation task on the part of the Nagas.”
Affirming that it was no way and under no condition a terrorist organization, the MIP said NSCN cadres never carried out any acts of violence or terrorism in any other places including the entire India.
“The NSCN cadres’ activities are only confined to the Naga areas for self defense against the Indian and Myanmerese armies,” it said, and pointed out that currently “we do not impost or acquire any weapons otherwise what is the harm if NSCN procure arms and ammunitions to defend the land of the Nagas from any aggressor nations.”
Further, asserting that Nagas were “sovereign people in sovereign country,” the MIP, GPRN said if need arose “the Naga can procure any sort of weapons for self-defense as a sovereign people.”
Recalling that right from the beginning of political dialogue, the Indian leaders declared time and again that they were and are committed towards the settlement of political stalemate and the talks were going on in the right direction, the GPRN queried: “Then why the Government of India is always serious about trifles.”
It stated that if government of India was really sincere and has strong political will to solve the Naga problem why it was creating stumbling blocks and was “so critical towards the NSCN unnecessarily.”
“The Indian leaders should divert their attention to solving the vex issue instead of fumbling here and there,” the MIP said, adding political negotiation for more than 13 years was a matter of serious concern for the Nagas.
The GPRN stated that government of India, in order to display their commitment and sincerity towards solving the Naga political issue, should release all Naga political prisoners or detainees without conditions including Anthony Shimray.