IM committed but takes pot shots at GoI
Source: The Sangai Express

Kohima, June 10: In an apparent diplomatic move, the National Social Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) has accused the Govt of India of undermining the ceasefire agreement, which is all set to complete eight years.

The NSCN Collective Leadership secretariat in a press release issued from Oking, the roving headquarters of the outfit, alleged that Indian Army and para-military forces have been violating the ceasefire norms since the beginning, by arresting NSCN cadres while some have been gunned down in encounters.

Significantly, the outfit has mentioned seven incidents to support its allegations but most of them happened in Assam and Manipur, the States where the ceasefire does not apply.

With NSCN considering the areas as �Naga dominated� and hence under the coverage of the ceasefire or in Nagalim (Greater Nagaland), such alleged undermining of the ceasefire ground rules tantamount to sabotaging the peace process, it said.

Notwithstanding allegations on the Indian armed forces the statement from the Collective Leadership, Chairman Isak Chisi Swu and General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah, reiterated the outfit�s commitment towards an amicable solution to the Indo-Naga political problem.

�NSCN has been tolerating in spite of all these provocations only because of their commitment to a peaceful solution.

We have given our words of assurance, we will leave no stone unturned�, the Collective leadership further said.

The NSCN top brass Isak and Muivah came to India in December last year and since then they have had several meetings with the Govt.of India towards resolving the decades old problem.

They also went to Nagaland to take the viewpoint of the civil societies in the state.