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NSCN-K sets to observe 38th Republic Day

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S.S. Khaplang greets colleagues of WESEA region, calls on educated youths to join the struggle

Imphal, March 20: Naga rebel group the NSCN-K ld by S.S. Khaplang is all set to observe its 38th Republic Day tomorrow. On the eve of the observance, President of the armed outfit, S. S. Khaplang greets the revolutionary fraternities of WESEA region and also to the people of the region who had extended support to the liberation movement.
In his message the President calls on educated youth of the region to join and strengthen the National Liberation struggle under the leadership of the NSCN/GPRN.
“For several decades, the GOI have been playing diabolical and divisive policies to wreck the “Naga National Movement” as a result many whimsical and fickle minded leaders and groups have succumbed to these conspiracies and their chapters disgracefully terminated and consigned to sad memories only. It is inevitable that in a vexed revolutionary struggle, there will appear many created reactionaries to sabotage the authentic movement. The NSCN/GPRN had however, successfully weathered all the political turbulences and managed to salvage the Naga struggle from decimation. The NSCN/GPRN now stands as the lone legitimate political authority fighting for the inherent freedom, identity and rights of the Nagas. The NSCN/GPRN in particular is avowed to carry on the fight to the last man standing”, Khaplang writes in his message.
He stated that since the ancient of times, the Nagas lived as free, sovereign village republics and the status quo was further reaffirmed in a historic Plebiscite of 1951, where in 99.9% Nagas voted to remain independent. Whereas,the GOI refused to acknowledge the sovereign existence and rights of the Nagas and commenced outright military aggression upon the Nagas setting off thus, one of the most protracted and vicious political conflicts in the region.
Though numerically miniscule and lacking in resources, with indomitable spirit, the Nagas began counter colonisation with every resource available at our disposal. All out armed confrontation between India and Nagas ensued in the year 1955 with massive deployment of Indian troops all over Naga inhabited territory, the armed group president added.
Recalling on how the Naga freedom movement struggled,  Khaplang said that during the formative stages of the struggle, the Nagas sought assistances from abroad and during 1960’s ,the Nagas undertook Alee commands(foreign missions) to Pakistan and China and received military trainings, weapons, indoctrinations etc to fight and repeal the occupational forces from Naga country.
He further stated that The Nagas remain indebted to these two sympathetic countries for providing the much needed moral and material help during the most critical stages of the struggle. The Kachin brothers also provided food and shelter and the KIO/KIA escorted the Naga Alee Command groups and assisted us in every possible ways  to and fro China while en-route Kachinland. The unreserved love and support, the Kachin brothers extended to the Nagas remains recorded with deep gratitude.
“The Nagas foreign policy is non-violent, the Nagas are friendly and peace loving people always desiring to co-exist peacefully with all her neighbouring countries. We neither covet from our neighbours not an inch of land nor do we tolerate any ulterior designs to infringe upon our rights or encroach into our ancestral homeland. However taking advantage of the friendliness of the Nagas, the occupational forces intruded into our country and forcefully occupied our land and subjected our people. The Naga therefore in upholding our inherent right responded to the aggression and continues to fight to this day, “ Khaplang added.

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