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Nagaland: NSCN (IM) vows to defend Naga issue, alleges ‘R N Ravi has deceitful agenda’

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Amid the ongoing talks between the Centre and the Naga stakeholders which includes the NSCM (IM) and the NNPG. The NSCN (IM) has come with a statement involving the Naga political issue.

“We Nagas have come a long way, the travails that had touched the 74th years ever since we declared Naga Independence on 14th August, 1947. God never fail us though we fail to meet His calling in many ways. We have gone through two ceasefire agreements with the Government of India. The second-Indo-Naga ceasefire is still in operation that is taking the Indo-Naga political talks to the crucial stage. We give immense thanks to our Almighty God for bringing us this far.

At the international level Nagalim is not alone. Inspired by the leadership in the hands of the UNPO that stoutly stood behind NSCN we have many well wishers across the world that played their roles in different capacities. We are grateful to them. We are happy that our Naga brethren abroad stayed connected with the Naga issue. That is the spirit we value the most because they are our ambassadors abroad.

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We appreciate our fellow Nagas who stood firmly behind Indo-Naga political issue bearing with us through thick and thin. We need to sail together leaving behind petty divisive politics as prodded by certain forces. Let us keep in mind that if we mishandle the ongoing Indo-Naga issue we shall be answerable to the future generations because the Naga issue will never die at the hands of any force on earth.

Let us uphold one another through ceaseless prayers as we steady ourselves to protect the sanctity of the God-given Naga nation that is being suppressed by the government of India for the last more than 70 years. History will honour us as we prove ourselves as last men standing fighting for the dearest cause of Naga political issue.

It is unfortunate to have many black sheep in the garb of Naga national freedom fighters. They have nothing good to show but devalue the political sanctity of Naga issue. They are no better than parasites whose main purpose is to survive at the cost of others who are doing the donkey’s job to carry the national load. Posterity will judge them for contaminating the Naga issue.

It will go down into the Indo-Naga history the vile attempt made by Mr. RN Ravi to pull the clock back of the over 70 years of Naga issue ever since the Naga Independence was declared on 14th August, 1947 and 23 years after 2nd Indo-Naga ceasefire and political talks. Despite such naked exposure of Ravi’s deceitful agenda, a few selfish Nagas allowed themselves to be carried away by his scheming tricks to destroy the Naga political issue by desperately trying to forced it into “law and order problem.” But NSCN will take the stand to defend Naga political issue at all cost. The Naga nation Nagalim is God’s gift to the Naga people and no force on earth can take it away or destroy it. Such abominable attempt is against God’s creation of world community.

After India unleash its security forces to occupy Nagalim from the year 1956 in the most ruthless manner more than 2 lakhs have died as Naga people refused to surrender their God-given rights as a nation. We the living Naga people can never forget the sacrifices to save our tomorrow. Our great leaders like Mr. Khodao Yanthan, Gen. (Retd.) Kholi Konyak and Mr. Isak Chishi Swu died without seeing the fruition of our long struggle. We have to honour them as we intensify our struggle under the Collective Leadership of Mr. Q. Tuccu, Mr. Tongmeth Wangnao and Mr. Th. Muivah.

The Nagas are passing through the most decisive moment. We have to choose which way to go; either to allow ourselves to be carried away by the wave of anti-Naga forces in collusion with Ravi led forces or choose to stay active defending the historical and political rights of the Naga people. The decision is crucial as the enemies are at work sleeplessly.

We are taken aback with great dismay as some of our respectable Naga organizations cheated themselves and Naga nation as they treacherously ignored the historical and political significance of defending the Naga flag and constitution. For the past more than 70 years we have gone through blood, sweats and tears fighting under the banner of Naga flag. Our constitution (Yehzabo) guides us who we are and how we function as distinct people who will go to any extent to defend our lands. Any organization or individuals who are falling in line with Ravi are to be classified as anti-Nagas. The Naga people will not forgive those who are trying to kill the rights of the Naga people by supporting India’s suppressive policy. We will never sign any agreement that affects the freedom of our future generations. We will not betray our God who gave us the right and conscience to live as a free nation. That was the reason why we adopted the slogan “Nagalim for Christ.”

Maj. (Retd.) Hutovi Chishi
Convener, Steering Committee

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