IMPHAL, June 13 (NNN): Reacting in a fuming tone against the charge of NSCN-IM that the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) and the Assam Rifles have nexus, the Zeliangrong outfit terms the former as `anti-people and dreaded elements of the Nagas`.
A. Remroi who is the joint secretary of the ZUF said the NSCN (IM) has now bereft of any agenda and propaganda is resorting to target ZUF/ZTF cadres. Remroi then alleged the NSCN-IM trained anti-Naga outfit such as the Dimasa militants who latter razed down large number of houses in Zeliangrong villages in North Cachar Hills. A Remroi alleged some 85 Zeliangrong houses were burnt down by the Dimasa militants who were given training by the NSCN-IM. The ZUF leader also accused the NSCN-IM of responsible for bringing miseries to the Zeliangrong community. “Huge number of Zeliangrongs have been killed to which the NSCN-IM has been responsible both directly and indirectly and also that the Naga outfit allowed the Kukis and others to snatch lands of the Zeliangrong people,” the ZUF leader further alleged.
A Remroi then ridiculed the NSCN-IM`s slogan of `Nagaland for Christ`. He said it has now been converted to `Nagaland for Bloodshed`, A Remroi sarcastically said.
On other issue, A Remroi stated that the Zeliangrong outfit is very much concerned over the dispute in Zeliangrong areas including Chawangkining, Khonglong, Ntangkie Forest, Daron Namdai-B( near Bishnupur) Mhainamshi village lands, Kharam village lands, Pouringrong and Tumta (Ichum) village lands.
Rubbishing the NSCN-IM`s allegation, the ZUF leader said the allegation was baseless and unfounded. A Remroi instead hurled the same allegation to the NSCN-IM saying the outfit hobnobs with the Assam Rifles and not the ZUF.
The ZUF then warns that “strangers” should not meddle in the domestic affairs of Zeliangrong community. “The ZUF will be concentrating to reclaim Zeliangrong lands occupied by other tribes,” it affirmed.