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NTC concerned over Myanmar military’s action

DIMAPUR, MAY 21 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/21/2019 11:29:43 AM IST

Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) said the ongoing Myanmar military’s aggression against Nagas in Naga Self-Administered Zone (NSAZ) in the neighbouring country is a matter of serious concern. 

In a statement issued by its media cell, the council asserted that Nagas in Myanmar are in their ancestral land and they are the aboriginal owners of the land and its resources. 

It said, as per media reports, the offensive of the army in Myanmar is targeting not only the suspected militants, but the general populace. 

NTC cautioned that if the ongoing aggression continues, the innocent and defenceless Nagas will face the fate of the Muslim Rohingyas who had to flee their homes in their lakhs due to ethnic cleansing by Myanmar government. 

Mentioning that the Nagas in Myanmar are in their own land and are not illegal immigrants in that country, the council declared that the military offensive against them, particularly the general populace, can never be justified. Such aggression is a total violation of human rights and is therefore condemned, it added.

As peace has prevailed following a ceasefire between NSCN (K) and the Myanmar government since 2012, the council said both the parties are expected to abide by its terms in letter and spirit. 

Mentioning that such ceasefires are a means to an end and accepting that a ceasefire alone cannot naturally sustain long term peace, the organisation pointed out that the parties are duty bound to take necessary initiatives to work out sustainable peace during the ceasefire. 

NTC appealed to NSCN (K) to sincerely pursue the best options for permanent peace under the present ceasefire, through which the Nagas in the east will be protected from invasion and subjugation.

As India has strong relationship with Myanmar, NTC also appealed to Government of India to prevail upon Myanmar not to push the Nagas in that country against the wall for the sake of ensuring peace in the eastern region of India. It warned that the enforcement of ethnic cleansing policy in Myanmar will upset the existing peaceful atmosphere in the eastern region.

Meanwhile, NTC expressed shock over media reports that a professional contract killer – Vijay Farmana – arrested from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh by Delhi Police was hired by certain unknown persons to assassinate a politician in Nagaland. The contract killer was reportedly paid Rs 80 lakh and allotted an expensive vehicle to accomplish the task. 

The council observed that whoever hired Vijay Farmana is no doubt not an ordinary citizen, but a very wealthy person who could spend not less than Rs one crore for annihilation of a Naga politician. 

According to NTC, despite the tumultuous political Naga history, this is the first time that a “foreign shooter” has been hired to take a Naga life and termed as a new form of violent culture. It warned that, if found it was true, “we cannot afford to handle the case casually”.

As the kingpin is in police custody, the council observed that further investigation for extracting details of the nefarious plan should be easier, provided the Nagaland government takes it seriously.

The council urged the State government to bring the investigation to its logical conclusion without any dilution and give befitting punishment to the accused as per law of the land.


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