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RPP question 24 NPGs in Nagaland on their policy on Myanmar Nagas

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DIMAPUR, MARCH 23: The Rising People’s Party (RPP) has questioned all the 24 NPGs stationed in Nagaland as to their policy as far as the Nagas of Burma are concerned.
The RPP raised the question following the claim of the NSCN-K (Yung Aung) that the Burmese army is going to conscript Naga youths in Burma.
“The RPP would also like to question all the 24 NPGs stationed in Nagaland as to what is their policy as far as the Nagas of Burma are concerned. The Burmese Nagas are possibly facing the worst times akin to what Nagas in India faced during the 1950s, ’60s and ’70 s. When the Burmese Nagas have already sacrificed so much for the Naga national struggle, what is the stand of the 24 NPGs regarding these people? Should the national struggle be reduced to taxing the common man in Nagaland to the point of exhaustion, or should the NPGs do something concrete for the aspirations of a forgotten people during their time of existential crisis?” the party asked in a press release issued today.
Expressing alarm over the claim of the NSCN-K (Yung Aung) that the Burmese army is going to conscript Naga youths in Burma, RPP however said after having scrutinized the short-sighted Naga policy in Burma, this situation was inevitable. “It has come to the knowledge of the RPP that some few NSCN factions in Burma and Nagaland have a tacit understanding with the military Junta”, it claimed.
According to RPP, at a time when the entire ethnic peoples including the “majority Burmans” are with the Pro-Democracy Forces (PDF) fighting the Junta, the Nagas in Burma have lost their national vision. “Instead of strengthening the PDF – like the Chins, Shans, Kachins and other ethnic groups have done, it’s alarming that the Naga armed factions in Burma have chosen to side with the Junta”, it said.
“The danger with this short-sighted approach is that when the PDF eventually wins the civil war in Burma, the Nagas with their zero contribution – or rather anti PDF stand – will be inevitably sidelined or marginalized when the future federal structure of Burma eventually materializes”, it stated.
Claiming that the Junta has already taken census of men and women in Naga Self-Administered Zone and other Naga inhabited areas, and that forced conscription is only a matter of time, RPP said it is imperative that Naga CSOs and armed groups formulate a national vision for Burmese Nagas against the context of civil war in that country.
(Page News Service)

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