NSCN IM alleges K group of military ops

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Dimapur, Feb 23 (NNN): The NSCN-IM while reacting to NSCN-K news report said today that the former is deeply committed to the peace process and reconciliation.
The NSCN-IM said it will continue to uphold the covenant of reconciliation in letter and spirit.
ncretizing the reconciliation move initiated under the banner of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR),” the NSCN-IM added.
It is duty bound for us to have frequent interactions with the Nagas whoever they may be and wherever they are on the current peace process and reconciliation. And it is nothing wrong for us to go to the far-east, west, north or south of Nagalim. It is also not a taboo for us to do so, the outfit said.
“But while we are deeply engaged in the works of peace and reconciliation a number of Naga Army personnel (armed wing of the NSCN-IM) were killed by the Khaplang party  in different incidents under their declared military offensive campaigns against NSCN in Tirap and Changlang districts. We will never allow ourselves to be sitting ducks when enemies attack us. In spite of the fact NSCN reassures of its commitment to the peace and reconciliation,” the NSCN-IM stated.
It can be noted that on Tuesday, the GPRN/NSCN, also known as NSCN-K had expressed its apprehension that there could be resurgence of factional clashes of the Naga underground organisations if the NSCN-IM does not strictly abide the `convenant of reconciliation`.
The NSCN-K (GPRN/NSCN) alleged that cadres of the NSCN-IM are now carrying out `military operation` in eastern Nagaland.
“It is deeply regretted that the IM (NSCN-IM) leadership has, in blatant violation of the covenant of reconciliation and the resolution of the 18th September 2010 resolution, has ordered military operation in eastern side of Nagaland and deep into interior Naga homeland. The forceful intrusion and bloodshed is not in the interest of the Nagas. Such deception is uncalled for and will naturally be confronted. It is understood that a group of armed IM men (NSCN-IM cadres) on operation are not there to preach the Gospel. Serious questions emerge on the policy and intent IM for the potential volatile situation in eastern Nagaland. While the Naga people eagerly await the summit of top leadership of different political groups, is it not a negative policy on the part of IM to send in their men to intercept and prevent Chairman S S Khaplang and Brig.(Retd) Singnya from attending the proposed summit?,” the NSCN-K asked.
It then said the aggressive nature of NSCN- IM in eastern Nagaland is extremely unfortunate as it is a serious breach of the covenant of reconciliation. “Where do Naga Reconciliation stands if such stumbling blocks are created deliberately?,” it further asks, adding with a warning, “Any fallout would solely be blamed on those who propose further bloodshed to gain territorial foothold in eastern Nagaland”.
Accordinmg to the GPRN/NSCN (NSCN-K), the `covenant of reconciliation` was signed in the month of June 2009 by top leaders of three Naga underground organisations. “On September 18, 2010, the “Naga political groups” (Naga underground organisations), in the name of God and witnessed by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), declared to the Naga people and the entire world resolving to, among others, desist from pursuing territorial expansion so that a conducive atmosphere is sustained for strengthening the Naga reconciliation process,” the NSCN-K said.
GPRN/NSCN or NSCN-K headed by its chairman S S Khaplang and general secretary N Kitovi Zhimomi, FGN headed by Brig. (Retd) Shingnya and Kedallo Zopra Vero have steadfastedly abided by the agreed resolutions. The FNR, on the strength of spontaneous response from Naga people, is also making all out effort to facilitate the meeting of top leadership in the near future, the NSCN-K said.

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