Rijiju ‘incompetent’ to comment on Indo-Naga talks: NSCN (IM)

Rijiju ‘incompetent’ to comment on Indo-Naga talks: NSCN (IM)

Dimapur, April 9: Stung by the statement of Minister of State (Home), Kiren Rijiju that the “NSCN has ‘dropped’ the stand of the Nagas on their sovereign right”, the NSCN (IM) today issued a hard hitting statement not only denouncing Rijiju’s assertion but also declaring him as “incompetent to comment” on the ongoing Indo-Naga negotiation.
“In view of the repeated immature statement of Mr. Kiren rijiju, MOS, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India creating a lot of confusion and thereby vitiating the environment of the negotiation, the NSCN deems it necessary to make it plain and clear to one and all of what has been transpiring all along these twenty-one long years of historic negotiations,” the NSCN said in a statement.
The NSCN (IM) termed as “unbecoming” of Rijiju to comment on the ongoing negotiation to which he is incompetent to comment. “It is demeaning of him to denigrate the Indo-Naga talk which is being held at the Prime Ministerial level. At no point of the negotiation have both the parties ignored important political issues, and the concocted statement of Mr. Rijiju that, “NSCN has ‘dropped’ the stand of the Nagas on their sovereign right” is a figment of his own imagination. When the talk is progressing at the highest level, Mr. Rijiju has no business to talk on political issues of which he is ignorant,” it stated.
The NSCN (IM) claimed that the signing of the framework agreement on 3rd August, 2015 has laid the principles and foundation towards the final solution.
“At this crucial state, giving out irresponsible statements in the media or otherwise by any individual or party that contravenes the spirit of the peace talk is uncalled for. We advice him to restrain himself from such repetition in near future in the interest of both the parties,” the NSCN (IM) advised. (Page News Service)