Thursday, August 11, 2022

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

Given the present Indo-Naga political situation and as per the appeal made by Core Committee on Naga Political Issue (CCNPI) and apex Naga civil societies, not to write against one another, it is certainly not advisable to stoop to the level of sheer madness exhibited in self garlanding press statements every week, however, with their limitless self glorification and in their delirium, these elements try to mud-sling and carry out malicious, illogical campaign against WC, NNPGs and other Naga leaders among apex organisations, it definitely requires prompt clarification lest the harbingers of falsity, in the garb of moral science teachers, mislead the Nagas again.
Ino. N. Kitovi Zhimomi, Honorable convenor, WC, and members never travelled to Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) Naga areas of Arunachal Pradesh in the last couple of years, forget months or days as alleged. Therefore, the Assam Rifles escorting his convoy is someone’s figment of imagination.
On 4th June 2022, the TIRAP, CHANGLANG LONGDING People’s Forum (TCLPF), TIRAP CHANGLANG, LONGDING Students’ Federation (TCLSF) and TIRAP CHANGLANG LONGDING Women’s Association (TCLWA) met WC, NNPGs at the Oking and cleared all doubts and misgivings fed to them by imposters. On their own volition TCL leaders endorsed Agreed Position and Status Paper as positive, honorable and acceptable.
WC convener is a visible Naga leader and not a shape shifting creature to physically be in New Delhi and Arunachal Pradesh at the same time.
Mr. P. Tikhak, Ato Kilonser of NSCN (Reformation) is a true patriot, able administrator, a visionary leader and a philanthrop. Public of Tirap-Changlang and Longding and also within NSCN (reformation) knows he is the real son of the soil. While IM kidnap, kill and extort TCL people, Mr. Tikhak helped introduce many innovative ideas to improve the lives of the 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 is his family and every member in TCL is his relative. He is a natural leader of TCL. Therefore, the question of having some of his close or far relative within CSO in the TCL does not arise.
WC, NNPGs is not surprised by the wild assumption of the habitual liars. The self proclaimed Godly people ever claiming, “I am holier than thou”, are churning out deceitful statements each week. In the process they have revealed their despotic future intentions. The Naga people do not appreciate how efficiently they cook up stories to cover their own evil deeds, shifting responsibilities of their current diabolic, alien, anti-Naga gameplan, to others.
The NSCN-IM leadership must realize that by now, their hands are soaked with innocent blood as they have been leeching too much from the labours and sweat of the Naga people. For the endless greed the people do not trust them anymore. A harsh fact but IM leadership must accept the truth. It is also a reality that they have used the Naga political talk as a licence to extort Nagaland state government and common people alike for three decades. Inhabitants across the Naga homeland have closely observed their activities over decades and have come to a conclusion that the story of Honorable, Inclusive and Acceptable Solution will remain just a story for them for self aggrandisement.
Naga people want 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. WC, NNPGs have, with full backing and confidence of the Naga tribes and relevant apex CSOs, have negotiated with the GoI precisely as per Naga people’s desire. The Agreed Position signed on 17th November 2017 between WC and, GoI, set the parameters for negotiations and Status Paper is now in public domain. This would mean immediate end to extortion industry. The drama of IM leaders, therefore, must end because the patience of the Naga people have reached its limit.
Nagas have rejected gun culture which led to open threats, embezzlement of public wealth through immoral means, while brilliantly selling the idea of Naga solution without bringing any practical solution to the Naga people. In more than two decades of talks, the goalposts have been changed multiple times. Sovereignty, greater Nagalim, out of the box solution, Supra state, Integration, Pan Naga Hoho (PNH), flag and constitution.
There is no reference of any of the above political elements in the FA of 3rd August 2015. Rather, the same evening, honorable Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi addressed the Indian nation with Tangkhul shawl on his shoulder, speaking in impeccable robust hindi, he welcomed NSCN IM leaders into “National Mainstream”. Whether taken in its entirety of negotiated period or isolated usage for the evening, welcoming IM members into ‘national mainstream’ by Indian Prime Minister on live television is, by no stretch of imagination, a declaration of Naga sovereignty, integration or granting seperate flag or naga constitution. No! The beaming perfect smiles of IM leaders that evening was a tale of agreeable handshakes and applause which eventually evaporated into Indian national mainstream. No past agreement ever gave an opportunity to an Indian Prime Minister to boldly tell any person or group, “welcome to national mainstream”. Thus, to debate FA further is plain foolish.
It must be remembered that FA was signed without the knowledge of Nagaland state government, Naga tribes, the apex Civil societies or the Church.The group in question joined the national mainstream on their own wisdom on live television. A handful of men do not own the soul and spirit of Nagaland. This is where the GoI was forced to sign the Agreed Position with genuine stakeholders on 17th Nov. 2017.
Naga revolutionary pioneers agreed and coined, “Nagaland for Christ” during NNC years. WC, NNPGs and its affiliates have pledged to this principle, to each other, to be transparent, inclusive, partnering the Naga apex tribal bodies, hereditary institutions and other civil societies to uphold this very slogan in words and deeds, now and in future.
Media Cell,

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