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Asks GoI to officially respond within 1 week time
Dimapur, July 14: Against the backdrop of the killing of 6 NSCN (IM) cadres on July 11 at Nginu village, Longding District of Arunachal Pradesh, the NSCN (IM) has demanded a clear-cut answer from the competent authority whether there is ceasefire in Naga inhabited areas of Arunachal Pradesh State or not.
The demand made by the publicity cell of General Headquarters, Naga Army in an emailed press release comes after the reported statement made by Brigadier Vijay Chasar, Commander of 25 Sector of Assam Rifles while justifying the killing of 6 the NSCN (IM) cadres that “ceasefire is applicable only in Nagaland and not in Arunachal Pradesh”
“Apropos the outrageous statement dated 12th July, 2020 made by Brigadier Vijay Chasar, the Commander of 25 Sector of Assam Rifles, justifying the deplorable operation that resulted in the cold blooded murder of 6 of our soldiers on 11th July, 2020 at Nginu village, Longding District, Arunachal Pradesh, official clarification is hereby sought from the competent authority concerned as to the validity and extent of ceasefire agreement between the GoI and the NSCN,” the release said.
The NSCN (IM) claimed that Brigadier Vijay Chasar stated that “ceasefire is applicable only in Nagaland and not in Arunachal Pradesh”. However, it pointed out that as per the Bangkok Agreement dated June 14, 2001, “The ceasefire agreement is between the GoI and the NSCN as two entities without territorial limits”.
“We have been maintaining the essence of this historic agreement in letter and spirit wherever Naga Army operates. Despite repeated and deliberate provocations, we have been restraining ourselves in the larger interest of the ongoing Indo-Naga peace process. A clear-cut answer is, therefore, demanded whether there is ceasefire in Naga inhabited areas of Arunachal Pradesh state or not.
“Make your position officially known within one week time. In the event of ugly aftermaths evolving spontaneously out of such situation, we shall not be held responsible,” said the General Headquarters, Naga Army in the release. (Page News Service)