Dimapur, July 13: The NSCN (IM) today denied that Thailikpou Panmei, who was arrested by Indian Army is their member and stated that he is a deserted and terminated from Naga national service on June 10, 2019. There is no connection of him and the stolen arms and ammunition whatsoever, it added.
“What is most painful of the operation in Southern Nagalim by the Indian Army against the NSCN is the involvement of many hands as part of the smear campaign to put NSCN in bad light under any given situation,” it said.
It deplored the attempt of the Indian Army to defile the political sanctity of NSCN and undermine NSCN at the time of Indo-Naga political negotiation that has entered critical stage.
A statement issued by the MIP stated that 22 years is a long period for NSCN to be negotiating with the Government of India for a lasting political settlement, adding NSCN has come a long way spearheading the Naga people’s movement for their legitimate political and national right.
Terming the Indi-Naga issue as ‘complex’ the NSCN (IM) said it has patiently endured all hardships, notwithstanding the sinister game plans and provocations throughout.
“It is however, a matter of great indignation for the Nagas when insincerity are reflected on the part of the Government of India by way of inciting divisive issues in the states of Nagaland and Manipur or Assam to be weighed against NSCN,” it said adding, ” Such retrograde options are not going to help the Government of India in solving the vexed Indo-Naga political issue in the manner that will gain worldwide recognition.
(Page News Service)