Thursday, September 23, 2021

NSCN (YA) condemns move to erase the word ‘Naga’

Nagaland News

Dimapur, September 15: The NSCN (K) group led by Yung Aung has condemned what it stated was the illegal and imprudent move by Government of India to erase the word ‘Naga’ in the Naga areas of Arunachal Pradesh.

A press release from the group on Wednesday stated that “GOI, in connivance with Arunachal Government and some corrupt Naga leaders”, has work out to remove ‘any naga tribe’ and recognised Tangsa, Tutsa, Nocte and Wancho as separate identity under its Constitution.
“This is a blatant insult to the ongoing Naga struggle and clearly indicates that India has wilfully undermined and ignored the legitimate right, identity and history of the Naga people. For thousands of years, Nagas proudly and peacefully inhabited their present land in the so-called states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Assam and Eastern (Myanmar),” it stated.

According to the group, India’s continued refusal to honour and recognised the legitimate Naga cause is a flagrant violations of UN Security Council resolutions and also questions her solemn commitment to International laws.
“The word ‘Naga’ is what literally binds Nagas together as one people and we will never give up for anything in the world. As much as NSCN/GPRN opposes India’s hegemony, we will continue to reject and fight all of her discriminatory laws in our country. Every Naga tribe has a special responsibility to come together and denounce such divisive move which is a grave danger to our ongoing struggle.
“All those Naga MLAs and leaders who supported the illegal bill will be held accountable and will be levelled as anti-Naga,” it stated.
(Page News Service)