Saturday, April 1, 2023

GPRN/NSCN flays NSCN (I-M)’s ‘provocative’ acts

GPRN/NSCN has accused NSCN (I-M) of continuing to explore ways to exert its “repugnant agendas to stir up a hostile situation” by exploiting the tranquil atmosphere without any consideration for the larger call of Naga people for peace and early resolution of Indo-Naga political issue.
The group in a press release said NSCN (I-M)’s “uncalled provocative activities” in the midst of a fragile amicable environment so far arrived had become a matter of Naga people’s collective introspection, adding that indifference towards the sentiments and cry of Naga people had long been its trademark.
GPRN/NSCN alleged that recently in Ao region one of its cadre, who was on leave to attend her ailing mother, was detained by cadres of NSCN (I-M) a few days back and kept under condition of “three (3) months home arrest” with a fine in lakhs and intimidated to quit GPRN/NSCN and join NSCN (I-M).
GPRN/NSCN warned that conducting inimical and martial operations without any hesitation and in a liberal manner, as if patronised and endorsed by the people of the land, and who were synonymously considered as “harbingers of peace” was not only detrimental and an insensitive insult to the reputation of Ao brothers and sisters, but a “notorious scheme of disturbing peace and tranquillity and creating a situation in the land”.
According GPRN/NSCN, NSCN (I-M)’s intermittent modus operandi of intercepting and detaining cadres of GPRN/NSCN and suppressing them to join their fold and quit GPRN/NSCN under duress by making them sign conditional bonds was a contemptible confrontation.
GPRN/NSCN demanded that exerting pressure upon unarmed cadres of other Naga political groups (NPGs), most of whom were on leave, by NSCN (I-M) cadres had to stop, stressing that it was high time they realised their loud slogan and preaching of nationalism, peace and solution. It noted that resolution of the vexed Indo-Naga issue was yet to take place. Taking undue advantage and preying upon the cadres and workers of other NPGs in this perusing time was no more relevant nor would it serve as some kind of accomplishment, it stressed.
GPRN/NSCN claimed that from the beginning it had tried to forge unity and peace among various NPGs and public alike and had been unequivocally upright in advocating the desires and sentiments of Naga people. Therefore, it insisted that allowing such precedence – “military campaign and operation amongst Nagas” – to continue in “our” land would be an unwise step, which should be reined in and done away with by Naga people irrespective of one’s personal inclination.
“One cannot be much more privileged if coerced to serve against his/her wish. Service to the nation is voluntary and owing allegiance to work under any banner and leadership is according to one’s choice and perspective and not the other way around to be forced under obligation,” the release stated.
GPRN/NSCN clarified that it was not interested in contesting illusionary privileges and emphasised that NSCN (I-M) should approach the prevailing reality with courteousness if the latter truly considered supporting the well-being of Naga people and society and contain its cadres from carrying out belligerent field activities unnecessarily.

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