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NSCN (IM) flays AR raids


Dimapur, December 3: The NSCN (IM) has denounced the raid on the rented houses of NSCN members by the 5th Assam Rifles on Tuesday at Kuda village (Nagarjan) and NST colony (City Tower) areas in Dimapur and the arrest of one Ninghor from NST colony.
In a statement, the NSCN (IM) accused the chairman of Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) Lt. Gen. (Retd) Shokin Chauhan of plotting the “high handedness actions” of the Assam Rifles against the NSCN.
The NSCN (IM) termed as unfortunate that today’s incident took place despite the Cease Fire Monitoring Cell (CFMC), NSCN having intimated to the CFMG chairman to take corrective measure from his end and the Indian armed personnel after the Kohima and other incidents of Cease Fire Ground Rules (CFGR) violations committed by the Indian security forces against NSCN members.
“NSCN strongly object such high handed actions of the AR plotted by the Chairman, CFMG,” it said.
Stating that the Assam Rifles’ grudge against NSCN is an open secret as testified in numerous incidents, the statement said the AR appears to have been emboldened to go against the NSCN following the CFMG chairman’s communication (letter) to the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) GoI on October 30, 2019 regarding closure of messes/offices of Naga political groups (NPGs), which was strongly objected by the NSCN.
“What sinister plot was hatched between the AR and CFMG Chairman following this communication, the answer lies with the CFMG Chairman. But, what is the damning hurry for the AR to go after NSCN when the final touches are being work out to solve the Naga political issue? The answer lies with the CFMG Chairman. But, what is seriously put at stake is the sincerity of the talks between the two entities. Is it the policy to chase the Nagas away further,” it asked. (Page News Service)