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Orgs. condemn attack on Inavi village
Published on 3 Jul. 2011 12:44 AM IST
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While reasserting its stand for restoration and preservation of “the original integrity of Ntangki National Park” based on “indisputable historical, legal facts of the Park”, Tenyimi People’s Organization, expressed total condemnation against the killing of Inashe and Vikeshe (chairman and asst. GB respectively) of Inavi village on June 30 and injuries to two others by unidentified gunmen inside the Park.
In a joint statement, TPO president Z.M. Sekhose, vice presidents- Z.Vasa and Keku Zeliang and general secretary Benjamin Lorin said it was felt that the state government “is responsible for the lawlessness at Ntangki” and the Park should not be made into a battlefield among Naga brothers.
Slamming “masked killers” who were yet to be identified, TPO said their acts revealed their thinking or those who “got them to do the evil deed” which showed that they placed their desires above human lives and the long-term good of the Nagas.
The signatories said the perpetrators’ attempt to “manipulate the ongoing Ntangki crisis” regardless of the consequences “is poorly concealed”. Rejecting such thinking and tactics as “unacceptable for our developing society”, TPO also called upon Nagas to also “take the same stand”.
They said if all Nagas stopped “reckless degradation of the Ntangki National Park” for the long term well being, security and happiness” Nagas would not only set adequate standard for legal and peaceful solution to their many problems but also healing of past wounds and making reconciliation a reality.
TPO reiterated its conviction and vision to save the Park, adding it said could and should be done, when “all Nagas wise rise together to the task.” It said the situation today does not allow Nagas “to think and fight for anything less”.
TPO reaffirmed its position that due to legal and non-violent process, it was pursuing to save 20,202 hectares of Ntangki for all Nagas and mankind, as the only sustainable, justifiable and safe means to save and preserve the common heritage “because it is ethical and legal and fair to the original donors” for the benefit of all Nagas and posterity.
Condemning June 30 attack Inavi (Naga united) village as “cowardly” where the chairman and assistant GB of the village were shot dead by unidentified men, the Zeliangrong Baudi, Nagaland (ZBN), media cell Saturday said such an act of taking the law into one’s hand cannot be tolerated in any civilized society.
ZBN’s media cell said bloodshed cannot solve any issue among Nagas and it was unfortunate that barbaric incident took place inside their district.
It appealed to public to remain calm so that communalism and tribalism was nipped in the bud. It also appealed to all Nagas to preserve “Ntangki National Park at any cost.”
ZBN also alleged presence of certain forces inimical to Nagas and urged them to remain united to withstand any outer challenge and threat when killing was on the rise.
The Baudi also expressed appreciation on the timely intervention of the government under the banner of district administration for taking stock of the situation on time.
ZBN said the government must ensure that no untoward incidents occur again inside the district by instilling security and safety among the common men.
It further asserted that killing, extortion and anti-social activities must be avoided at all cost, at a time when Nagas dream of peace and reconciliation.
It also appealed to all national workers to maintain peace and tranquillity intact while carrying out their duties.

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