Dimapur, April 6: The NSCN (IM) today called upon the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to stop the Assam Rifles from over indulgence in “freewheeling raids” against NSCN members, stating that peaceful atmosphere and political talk cannot be separated.
In a press release issued by its MIP, the NSCN (IM) stated that on April 4, the Assam Rifles personnel raided the residence of Lentherie, Kilonser in Dimapur at midnight. It said Lentherie is a member of the Cease Fire Monitoring Cell (CFMC) and therefore, such a raid is unwarranted and simply put the Assam Rifles in a bad light arbitrarily violating the agreed ceasefire ground rules (CFGRs).
“The AR claims that raids are carried out under the direction of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), GoI. This simply demeans the office of the Chairman of the Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) or the CFGRs,” the release stated.
The NSCN (IM) put on record that it is totally committed to the Indo-Naga ceasefire agreement and the historic Framework Agreement to peacefully co-exist with India as two friendly entities.
It is, however, regretted that the critical importance of maintaining cordial relationship between the AR/MHA and NSCN is not respected as demanded by the need to resolve the Indo-Naga political issue at the earliest.
The NSCN (IM) recalled that the Assam Rifles personnel conducted unwarranted raids in many houses all over Nagalim and expressed surprise that the AR repeatedly raided the same house where nothing incriminating or illegal items were recovered.
“The AR should not look to NSCN with criminal intent as the zenith of the CFGRs violations is exposed when even the houses of the CFMC members are raided by the AR forces,” it said.
It said that the agreement signed on the 14th June, 2002 between the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) and Government of India (GoI) on Ceasefire without territorial limit has not been honored in spirit and action and ironically this nuisance of the AR to dampen the ceasefire spirit never ends and it has become the eyesore of the Indo-Naga political dialogue. (Page News Service)