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Naga group says border fencing ‘absurd and unacceptable’

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 3: The NSCN (K) faction, led by Yung Aung, has opposed the Centre’s decision to fence Indo-Myanmar border and described it as another attempt to “justify and legalise her illegal occupation of the Naga country”.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the group said that the move to physically divide the Naga family “on the pretext of security and drugs control is not only absurd and unacceptable, but also undermines the Naga people’s struggle to sovereignty”.
It asserted that Nagas on both sides of the Indo-Myanmar border will not be bystanders and allow the fence “to violate our rights and threaten our future and ways of lives”.
“This fence will not serve any purpose but will only invite provocation and further complicate the Naga issue. NSCN/GPRN, have in the past, condemned the hostile separation policy of India to divide Nagas based on the present border. As much as we opposed India and Myanmar’s illegal occupation of our country, we also opposed all of their discriminatory laws and divisive policies.
“Nagas have never asked for the so-called Free Movement Regime (FMR) in the first place. Such laws which can be easily implemented or scrap at will is meaningless for Nagas. Nagas are free since ancient time and we have not bow down to anybody nor seek permission from anyone to travel within our country. And having the sovereign right, our people will not allow anyone to dictate their ability to commute freely”, it stated.
(Page News Service)