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NSCN-IM clarifies on the May 31 clash in Tirap district

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Imphal, June 4,

NSCN-IM has clarified on the unfortunate incident that took place on May 31 between Namsang and Shumshi village, under Deomali jurisdiction in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.
A Statement of the MIP of the Government of the People’s Republic of  Nagalim (GPRN) said that reports of masquerading elements involving forcible collection, ransom demand and holding captives for ransom payment were constantly relayed to GPRN authority.  
“Evidences and proof of impersonating late Major John was ascertain; use of NSCN letter pad and forcible collection of taxes in the name of NSCN were routinely reported to our base. Father of late Rasil Ali, the unfortunate victim personally came to speak to NSCN authority alleging that his son was abducted by the NSCN IM under the command of Maj Gen. Raman. To this soulful appeal of the aggrieved father, NSCN officials in the location assured the father that had his son been taken away by the NSCN he had no reason for worry”, the statement said.
It further said, “to ascertain the various reports pouring in to the NSCN base, a column was dispatched to the vicinity where such unlawful activities were being carried out and to take stock of the overall situations prevailing there. Thus the column came under heavy fires and in the course of short but fierce gun battle that followed as NSCN cadres column returned fire, such unfortunate bloodshed had resulted. Late Rasil Ali was fully clad in military fatigue when his mortal remain was retrieved from the spot. Why an innocent son of a business man who was recently abducted, clothed in military camouflage is a matter of common understanding with logical conclusion”.
The statement also term the incident as  more unfortunate and most uncalled for because that an incident such as this should happen when all the Naga people yearn for peace the most! It has to be critically examined and understand the reality from both sides of the story so that unwelcomed consequence may be avoided in view of the perceived elements always trying to work up frenzy in order to disrupt what has dearly been achieved through various painstaking peace initiatives by the Naga people to move the Peace Process forward to its ultimate destiny.
“It should also be made very clear that the aforementioned engagement in gunfight resulting to loss of precious lives was never intended: it was an absolute unintentional occurrence, never motivated by any ill-attempt to disrespect all that the Naga civil bodies have ceaselessly embodied in various covenants in their thrive for Journey Of Common Hope” the statement said and added that the unfortunate victim identified as Rasil Ali could have unfolded stories behind all these most unwanted operation carried out by those unfortunate victims had late Rasil Ali been found alive to stand witness to all the wild and most inflammable narratives carried by different news channels and social media as well. The one name Gulap Homcha RP who is being hospitalized and recovering now can be another witness to the truth and facts about the recent incident, it added.
The also stated that the NSCN could never expect presence of NSCN (U) in the region where the incident took place because the stand of the former is officially clear that it has no doctrine of expanding its territory; that it operates in the current state of Nagaland only.

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