DIMAPUR, MAY 30: The Working Committee of Naga National Political Groups (WC-NNPGs) has said that Nagaland today is a land where tenants, with the help of Government of India (GoI), dream to be landlords “through hackling, harassing and brutalising the owners with symbolic tools like Integration, flag, constitution, Pan Naga Hoho, etc.”
In a statement issued on Monday, the Committee stated since 1997 ~ when the first ceasefire agreement was signed between NSCN (IM) and New Delhi ~ Nagaland has lost two generations and counting.
“Who has played into the hands of India? Since 1997, Nagaland has lost two generations and counting. What do GoI or IM leaders care? None. It suits their plan perfectly”, it stated.
According to the Committee, immediately after the 1988 crisis, “having warmly welcomed by hospitable Nagas into Nagaland, southern Naga IM civil and military officers did not own a hut then”.
However, today, “in the name of political dialogue, GoI has facilitated southern Naga IM leaders to extort our people” and utilise much of Nagaland’s money to buy and develop farmlands in Dimapur, Chumoukedima and Peren districts.
“Constructing mansions and other assets in Dimapur, Ukhrul, in India and abroad. With such grandiose luxury accumulated over three decades, it is very easy to hide behind powerful slogans like greater Nagalim, flag, constitution, etc., to soak in the wealth of Nagaland for few more decades”, it stated.
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