We want peaceful coexistence with neighbours: NSCN (IM)

We want peaceful coexistence  with neighbours: NSCN (IM)

Dimapur, August 14: The NSCN (IM) on Tuesday said it wants peaceful co-existence with its neighbours and people respecting each other’s history and rights.
“We do not want to live in hostility with our neighbors, but a peaceful co-existence with our neighbors and peoples respecting each other’s history and rights is what we want and, this, we want our neighbors to appreciate, because at the end of the day Naga political solution will be beneficial to them too,” said the Independence Day speech of the vice president of NSCN/GPRN, Gen. (Retd) Kholi which was read out by Hukavi Yepthomi, Kilo Kilonser at the 72nd Independence Day celebration at Camp Hebron.
“We will honor and respect the history and the rights of other peoples and Nations. We are also ready to understand together with our neighbors on issues of each others’ history and rights provided they come with rational and realistic approach and are prepared to appreciate the history and the right of the Naga people in its right perspective,” the speech said.
The speech assured that Nagas position in terms of its history and political rights has been acknowledged and recognized by the GoI, and now Nagas future is secured and protected from external forces.
But, it said, the problem that still remains to be resolved is the danger of self-destruction. “Nagas are bound to perish together until and unless we realize that our greatest enemy is within ourselves in the form of egotism, jealousy, selfishness, hatred, self-righteousness etc. We have to overcome this if we are to survive as a nation. I want all the national workers to remember that all have come to serve the Nation, and not to ask the Nation to serve us,” it said.
Extending revolutionary greetings to all the national workers for their contributions to the Nation, the speech paid homage to Naga martyrs who had sacrificed their lives as ransom for the freedom of Nagalim. “Their supreme sacrifices shall be an inspiration to the younger generations, and the Naga history will ever cherish them.”
The speech said Naga political struggle began with God and we shall also accomplish it with God. “We had done what we could in all these years of political negotiations with the Government of India, and there is not much to be done now. Final solution will come as and when God is pleased with us,” it said.
The speech also thank all the civil society organizations, churches, prayer groups, and well-wishers from all over Naga areas and outside whose prayer support and contribution in various manners have sustained the national cause till today. It also called on every national worker to revive and rededicate the revolutionary spirit with efficiency and commitment for the rebuilding of a nation. (Page News Service)