Imphal, Oct. 21:
Armed rebel group, the NSCN-K, which had abrogated the cease fire with the government of India has stated that Nagas’ political struggle against foreign invaders started more than seven decades ago and ever since, Nagas are reeling under India’s brutality and bondage particularly under her military forces and intelligences empowered by draconian laws and other repressive acts.
A statement issued by the Information and Publicity of NSCN-K said that the International community has slowly started to witnessed the totality of India’s atrocity in the Naga country and the whole of WESEA region, including the killing of hundred thousands of innocent people, harassing, arbitrary arrest, imprisoning thousands of revolutionaries and political figures, and human right violation.
“It is high time for the world to condemn India’s hegemony and accept that WESEA and Kashmir are occupied land and in accordance with the United Nations charter the indigenous people have the inherent right to resist in every possible way and determine their own future. The recent malicious allegations by GOI against the NSCN/GPRN and tagging her version of ‘Unlawful activities act’ on our genuine struggle is only a desperate attempt to divert attention and mislead the world of her brutality. India as a rogue nation has the guts to ban the NSCN/GPRN as ‘Unlawful association’ while Nagas are bleeding under her yoke of oppression and subjected to her terrorist laws like AFSPA, UAPA, NIA act, Disturb area acts, etc. The Nagas have time and again declared that Naga political issue is never India’s internal or constitutional issue. Hence, we denounce such atrocious laws and acts which are illegal and clear contravention of international laws and human rights. Currently India is exploiting Naga political situation to benefit her purposes and create discord among Nagas. It is her political tactic and preemptive policy to create a never-ending problem among Nagas. Looking at the series of India’s past betrayal and dishonesty, the ongoing political honeymoon between GOI and Naga peace groups is bound to end in a disastrous failure”, the statement said.
It also added that the growing tensions, distrust and confusion within the pro-talk groups is the result of her insincerity and artificiality in dealing with the Nagas. Moreover, these Naga political groups themselves have lost their political wisdom as they have long since deleted the word ‘SOVEREIGNTY’ from their national diaries. Having succumbed to India’s empty promises and threats, their ideologies are now confined to the arbitrarily drawn state and International boundaries. Sadly their insatiable appetite for quick money and luxurious lifestyles has beclouded their political visions it added.
NSCN further stated that there is simply no comparative bearing between those who seek to give up their sovereign birthright in exchange for mere economic benefit under Indian constitution and those who continue fighting for it by any means necessary. It is up to the wisdom of the Naga people to make a choice between full sovereignty and dependency solution. NSCN/GPRN’s refusal to accept anything less than full sovereignty is well understood by the adversaries themselves. NSCN/GPRN is capable of giving a befitting response to any act of hostility by the enemy and will continue to do so till our goal is accomplished. For it is not our size that matters, but the continued love and support of our people and the courage and patriotism of our brave Naga comrades, and most importantly our faith in God that matters most it added.