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Naga UGs decry 'terrorist' tag
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network

Kohima, November 04 2008: THE NAGA underground groups, locally better known as the "Naga National Workers" have taken strong exception and disapproved the October 31 news report, which included Naga National Council (NNC), National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) and National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) among the 174 terrorist/insurgent groups operating in India.

The NSCN led Isak Chisi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah, in a statement issued by its 'Ministry of Information and Publicity' (MIP) said that there is no single case in the long history of Indo-Naga conflict to brand 'NSCN' as terrorist.

"NSCN is above any streak of terrorism and we shall never be in the days to come.

Rather, there is state-sponsored act of terrorism perpetuated in Nagalim," the NSCN asserted.

Reacting to a news agency report, the Naga National Council (NNC) has termed the report, which included NNC among the terrorist/insurgent groups, as "outrageous" and far from the truth.

Stating that to the Nagas, the Government of India was the terrorist and not NNC, Joint Secretary, NNC, W Shapwon in a press release clarified that since time immemorial, Nagaland had never been a part of India.

"Therefore, the Nagas can never be an insurgent or a terrorist group in India.

And the Nagas are not terrorizing India, but only defending the sovereignty of Nagaland since India shamefully invaded Nagaland in 1954," NNC said.

Maintaining that Nagas did not kill any Indian civilian or burn down Indian villages, NNC however said India had been terrorizing the Nagas in the form of burning down Naga villages, committing mass massacres, raping Naga women, destroying Naga properties and torturing the Nagas inhumanly for the past more than half a century.

NNC further reminded that till India withdraws her Armed Forces from Nagaland, the Nagas would have no peace, and that Nagas would continue to fight against India's "illegal occupation of our country".


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