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NSCN (I-M) urges GoI to rein in AR against provocations
Published on 22 May. 2011 12:10 AM IST
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Ministry of Information and Publicity of the NSCN/GPRN has said the “current activities” of the government of India particularly, what it termed “the ever notorious Assam Rifles” in Naga areas needed “serious scrutiny” in the light of the Centre making “vociferous call for an early amicable solution to the vexed Indo-Naga political problem on one side” and unleashing “a reign of terror on the Naga, particularly the NSCN cadres on the other”.
It cautioned the government of India against mistaking its “sincerity and trustworthiness” towards the peace agreement as a weakness.
The ministry of information and publicity, NSCN/GPRN said it was only defending Naga homeland and would continue to do so till the “last drop of Naga blood”
It also maintained that “at present, Nagalim is an island of peace in the entire Asian continent” while affirming its determination and commitment towards an honorable and peaceful settlement of the political issue.
It urged the government of India to honor its commitments by restraining the armed forces especially the “Assam Rifles, the avowed enemy of the hill people.”
MIP said on May 19, the 16 Assam Rifles raided the house of K.K Angami dy. kilonser (NSCN/GPRN) at Chedema village, during his absence stole `5 lakh, some official documents and ammunition and arresting two innocent youths.
On May 20 the 5 Assam Rifles raided the houses of some NSCN/GPRN functionaries at Senapati where an amount of `1 lakh, a computer set and a laptop stolen besides arrest of five of cadres. Public especially womenfolk however prevented the AR from taking the cadres to Imphal. Assam Rifles took away two AK series rifles, a carbine, and two 9 mm pistol along with magazines and ammunition from its Maram Thangal Region office, the statement said.
Further, the MIP also accused the Assam Rifles of provocative acts against its cadres causing “loss of lives and properties” in violation of the cease fire rules. It said AR undertook these acts with help of “Naga reactionary forces”.
The MIP asked if the Assam Rifles was so brave “then what are they doing in the island of peace like Nagalim?” and advised they be sent to the “Chinese and Pakistan borders” or sent to “Afghanistan or Iraq and let them prove their worth”.

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