Thursday, August 18, 2022

NSCN (I-M) allegation ‘figment of imagination’: WC/NNPGs

Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC, NNPGs) has clarified that its convener N Kitovi Zhimomi and members never travelled to Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) Naga areas of Arunachal Pradesh in the last couple of years as alleged by NSCN (I-M) and termed the claim of Assam Rifles escorting his convoy as a figment of imagination.
Responding to an NSCN (I-M) statement, WC, NNPGs in a press release said Tirap, Changlang Longding People’s Forum (TCLPF), Tirap Changlang, Longding Students’ Federation (TCLSF) and Tirap Changlang Longding Women’s Association (TCLWA) met the committee at Oking and cleared all doubts and misgivings fed to them by imposters. On their own volition, TCL leaders endorsed the ‘Agreed Position’ and ‘Status Paper’ as positive, honourable and acceptable, the committee claimed.
WC claimed that its convener was a visible Naga leader and not a “shape-shifting creature” to physically be in New Delhi and Arunachal Pradesh at the same time.
Terming NSCN (Reformation) ato kilonser P Tikhak as a true patriot, able administrator, a visionary leader and a philanthropist, WC asserted that people of TCL and also within NSCN (R) knew him as the real son of the soil.
While NSCN (I-M) “kidnapped, killed and extorted” TCL people, WC claimed that Tikhak helped introduce many innovative ideas to improve the lives of local people. In the last more than two decades of his association in the Naga political movement, he had never indulged in activities that would hurt the sentiments of the people. The whole TCL and Arunachal Pradesh were his family and every member in TCL was his relative. He was a natural leader of TCL. Therefore, the question of having some of his close or far relative within CSO in TCL did not arise, the release further clarified.
Further, WC said that Nagas wanted “immediate political solution that fulfils Naga aspiration in Nagaland state, for Nagas in Manipur, Nagas in Arunachal Pradesh and Nagas in Assam, through practical structure and approach.”
With full backing and confidence of the Naga tribes and relevant apex CSOs, WC said it had negotiated with the Government of India precisely as per Naga people’s desire.


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