Imphal, July 13: NSCN – IM strongly condemns the act of NIA for unduly questioning to Kishore Jeedung, Steering Committee Member, NSCN on July 12 this year at around 1 PM at his residence at Dhansiripar, Dimapur.
In a press statement, the NSCN –IM said that the team led by one Dy. SP from Assam Branch came along with other staff and with three Nagaland Police Personnel and asked so many personal questions as well as on matter concerning his service as a National Worker, even though he was not physically harassed but nevertheless, it is mentally quite disturbing. The purpose of their visiting was not disclosed.
It further said that during the 19 years of ceasefire and the political talks between the GoI and the Nagas represented by NSCN where both the parties are giving their best efforts to come to its logical conclusion at the earliest time possible, it is disheartening to note that NIA had been playing a spoiled brat by going against the principle and the spirit of ceasefire agreed ground rules and the peace process. On several occasions NIA has summoned our leaders to their Court to which we have clearly made our point that we are not in a position to comply to because legal entanglements must not come on the way to solution.
The outfit further said that if the NIA justifies to summon, to interrogate, to investigate or to question any of the Naga Nationalist then the GoI needs to be reminded that Nagas have our time tested traditional customary Courts that can in the same way as the NIA does starts summoning Indian Army personnel and Indian Agencies as well.
The NSCN-IM further said that such attitude will certainly hamper the ongoing In-do Naga political talk. Therefore, keeping in mind as been said, the NIA and the Assam Riffles are strongly advised not to further indulge in illegal raid, abduction, summon, investigation etc. So that, the larger objective of achieving political solution is arrived at sooner than later.