NSCN/GPRN calls for R-Day boycott

NSCN/GPRN calls for R-Day boycott
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Dimapur, January 21: The NSCN/GPRN has called for boycott of the celebration of Indian Republic Day on January 26 in all Naga inhabited land of Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam states.
In an official statement issued by its MIP in-charge, Maj. Joseph Lamkang, the NSCN/GPRN said it deeply honour and stand by the 1951 plebiscite wherein 99.9%
Nagas voted for full sovereignty and unanimous boycott of the first Indian general election in 1952.
“Hence the Nagas, having a full sovereign right, has no reason to observe India’s imposed Republic Day or Independence Day in our land. The yearly unfurling of her victory flag in our country as well as all over WESEA Region under heavy blanket of her military forces is only to propagate Indian nationalism and strengthen her nefarious ‘Divide and Destroy’ policy,” it stated.
“In her desperate attempt to completely crush the legitimate Naga freedom movement, India used worse form of tactics to subjugate, terrorize and oppress the Naga public and fighters alike through her hideous draconian laws and many ugly hidden policies.”
The NSCN/GPRN called upon all Naga citizens to exercise their birthright by supporting its boycott call and to refrain from the celebration. (Page News Service)