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NPCC rebuts NPF’s claim on Nagaland situation
Published on 2 May. 2011 12:43 AM IST
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Taking up the gauntlet thrown by the NPF Press & Media Bureau with regard to the situation in Nagaland, the media cell of the NPCC said it was amused by the NPF’s “selective amnesia” that latter only furnished an incomplete part of the five years of DAN governance. It pointed out that making comparisons between Congress and DAN rule by furnishing such figures was “irrelevant as DAN government has come to power after Ceasefires were signed between GoI and both NSCNs”. Saying that since the NPF “forgot to mention the figures for the first tenure”, NPCC was tabling the figures for public consumption.
No. of Persons killed as a result of UG activities
Year of DAN rule Civilians Security forces personnel Insurgents Total
2003 13 03 70 86
2004 42 00 55 97
2005 27 1 70 99
2006 29 2 116 147
2007 44 1 109 154
2008 68 3 130 201

NPCC said in all honesty, the Congress felt that the credit of present situation of less factional clashes and killing should go to FNR while the credit of more extortion to DAN government” adding “the new addition of extortion industry of DAN is Municipal Committees and Town Councils.”
NPCC slams NPF for violence
Responding to NPF allegations of vandalism by Congress workers on April 29 night, the Media Cell, said it did not want to complain nor highlight such incidents as it reflected upon society in Nagaland but was compelled to “bring out real facts”.
Also maintaining that the Congress believed that elections were means by which free and matured people elected their representatives, the NPCC alleged that the DAN government was using cash and materials to buy votes.
The media cell highlighted several incidents to drive its point such as the attack on Akang (rtd) assistant director industries and his son Alem, an architect and Congress supporter allegedly by NPF supporters on April 8 at around 5.30 p.m. at Antsuok kong Sector Ungma village.It said as per the decision of the Ungma Village Council, two NPF supporters involved were fined one pig each.
It also said intelligence agents detected carriage of illegal arms by NPF supporters, which was confirmed at the April 17 incident at around 2 a.m. when Lanusowa Longkumer, an ardent supporter of NPF candidate Toshipokba, was shot on the head by his co-workers with an illegal land unlicensed weapon. Lanusowa died on the way at Jorhat where he was rushed for treatment. It said the Ungma Village Council took up the case on April 29 where the culprit was fined with one pig and a cultivable land yielding 30 tins of paddy seeds belonging to the accused, was given to the family of the victim as per customary law. The illegal weapon was seized and handed over to the nearest police station.
1. Earlier on April 26, it alleged that NPF attacked Congress supporters who were trying to clear a road blockade laid by NPF at Mekumpong sector. Three persons were injured and two-one Temjenpokba(50 yrs) and Takotemjen(30 yrs)suffered injuries and had to be taken outside the state for treatment.
2. It said on April 29 the Congress Bhawan at Mekumpong Sector Ungma was attacked and household items were ransacked. One Gypsy belonging to the owner of the Bhawan was also damaged. NPCC said the attack continued to the adjacent sector Mankoterong by NPF supporters who were returning back on “completion of their destructive mission”. At Mangkoterong Sector NPF supporters damaged one Maruti Car and Tata Winger belonging to the Congress supporters.
3. On April 27, NPF supporters allegedly beat up three Congress supporters with wood and stones causing injuries to the following people: Temjenpokba (head injury); Takotemjen (nose injury) and Supongwati (injured on the whole body)
6. Further, it said on April 28, NPF supporters attacked Alemwati’s residence at Ungma village and damaged the house and that IRB jawans who entered the house allegedly beat up Congress workers viz; Imtingangshi, s/o Rendimengba and Limanukshi, s/o Rongsenmongba
7. NPCC said till date the following Congress supporters were beaten up by NPF volunteers on several occasions: Jonpong chiden, Nungsangtoba,Lanuakum Pongen, Lanuakum Longkumer and Lolen Mayang.
NPCC said Congress sympathizers reacted in retaliation to the above incidents by attacking and damaging the house of NPF vice president at Ungma Village. NPCC expressed regrets for the attack and hoped good sense would prevail on both sides so that such incidents do not recur.
NPCC said people can judge for themselves as to the manner in which the NPF is behaving in the bye election. It appealed to the people of Nagaland and especially administration and security forces to ensure free and fair election.

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