Sunday, September 25, 2022

NSCN (I-M) reacts to Kitovi interview and Jamir’s statement

NSCN (I-M) has reacted to the recent statement made by N. Kitovi Zhimomi, convenor of the Working Committee (WC) of NNPGs to a “select media” in Delhi and also former chief minister and Governor, Dr. SC Jamir’s article “whither-ward Nagaland moving?”
NSCN (I-M) through its MIP accused Kitovi of being a pseudo-Naga nationalist who only championed political interests of the Centre and worked at its behest throughout. Mentioning that it was aware of his presence in Delhi and interacting with a select group of media, NSCN (I-M) said Kitovi was desperately trying to propel his image as a bona fide Naga revolutionary to qualify himself as a Naga nationalist though he was nowhere near to enjoy that status.
NSCN (I-M) said that Kitovi, after he had joined NSCN in 1987, the 1988 crisis took place during which he sided with expelled Khaplang who formed a separate group. With the common elements of treachery, NSCN (I-M) claimed that he was given important assignments in the group and saw his rise in the hierarchy of officers.
By 1992, MIP alleged that he found “comfort in taking shelter in the camps of Indian Army arranged by his mentor Dr SC Jamir”, besides tracking down cadres of the revolutionary group led by Isak Chishi Swu and Th Muivah. Terming him a protégé of Jamir, MIP said Kitovi was toying with the rejected 16 Point Agreement as indoctrinated by Centre’s former interlocutor RN Ravi and Jamir as he did not know how to handle the Naga political issue.
Meanwhile, NSCN (I-M) noted that Jamir through his recent article had exposed his dogmatic political mentality as he feigned ignorance of the political meaning of Framework Agreement to find ground for defending 16 Point Agreement, which was his brainchild. It said that “sharing the sovereign power” was clearly mentioned in FA, which also mentioned “enduring inclusive new relationship of peaceful co-existence of the two entities”.