Dimapur, October 17: The NSCN (IM) has stated that the reckoning time for the Nagas has come to decide on which way to go – either be exploited or take the right decision at the right time.
“Given the fact that Nagas are driven to the point where we have to decide which way to go – either we allow ourselves to be exploited because of our insanity or we decide ourselves by taking the right decision at the right time. Certainly, this is the reckoning time for the Nagas. But, this is the time the world is watching how we Nagas handle this defining moment,” it said in a statement.
“Above everything, God is also definitely keeping an eye to see how Nagas, irrespective of groups or factions, civil society organizations, churches and individuals take their ground to uphold the course of Naga history.”
The NSCN (IM) maintained that in this testing moment, no sacrifice is too big to save the Naga nation from drifting away into oblivion, “and no individuals are untouchable to come to common ground to save the Naga nation. And no leaders are too big before God to humble themselves to find the meeting point with other leaders to save the Naga nation.”
The NSCN (IM) also lamented what it alleged is “the rise of many black sheep who shamelessly exalt themselves in the media with their venomous write ups, and selected few civil society groups” that are going extra vocal putting pressure upon the stakeholders to sign off the agreement within the time limit set by the Prime Minister of India notwithstanding whatever is to be lost.
“No doubt, these are the people with dubious standing, least bothered to defend the legitimate historical and political rights of the Nagas,” it said.
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