NEWMAI NEWS NETWORK
DIMAPUR: NSCN-IM put on record to assert that a number of devious plans had been executed by the adversaries to murder the Naga national issue, but the Naga people survived by His grace from all the attempts and God willing, shall survive in the future too.
In a statement, NSCN-IM said, “Recognise it or not, the Nagas are a nation of God’s people”. It also said that the Naga national right is inherent, not a generous gift of the constitution of any country and that it can never be robbed off or murdered by any force. “We have lived by our national right yesterday, we are living by it today and we shall live by it tomorrow because our right is the foundation of our existence and nationhood,” it asserted. NSCN-IM further said that the inherent right of a people is ageless and timeless. It added, “History says that during the time of the Roman Empire, the British Empire and some others that the national rights of many people were suppressed for some time, but all of them rose and regained their rights through trailblazing revolution or negotiations”. Significantly, history had driven those parasitic empires into oblivion. But nation-states that are built on the foundation of their respective national rights are still alive to claim their rightful place in the comity of nations, the NSCN-IM statement further added.
NSCN-IM then said that it is not a new thing to all that those opportunists, collaborators, traitors and other pseudo-nationalists used to participate in peoples’ revolutionary movements in sheep’s clothing. With a flirtatious mindset they desert here and there in search of fortune, it also said. “Ironically, people with similar traits of character have penetrated into NSCN,” it further stated. It then asked, “But can they deliver the goods to the people?”
NSCN-IM then said, “History says that no people of that kind have ever built a kingdom, rather they destroy”, adding, “Naturally, they do not have the supporting materials that are politically correct to liberate the people and build a state”. NSCN-IM said it believes that they are not the stuff worth focusing on. “Ridiculously, the adversaries are using the non-issue to settle their score against NSCN. Such a manner of indulging in cheap anti-NSCN propaganda is open for mockery in the eyes of the people,” it added.
NSCN-IM then said it is pointless on the part of the critics to level false allegations on collection of taxes by the Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim (GPRN). It further said that collection of taxes by a government from its citizen is a legitimate right and it is nothing illegal at all. It also said that even the representatives of the Government of India who are engaged in political dialogue with NSCN leaders recognise this right. “But GPRN is opposed to extortions and excesses if ever committed by the collectors. That is the area the government (GPRN) has to deal with strong hands,” it added.
NSCN-IM then said it focuses on issues and “we can say we have made commendable achievements to some extent on vital issues of both internal and external affairs (matters)”. It also said it is not new to the restlessness of critics and adversaries trying to smear NSCN’s image in the eye of the world with destructive scheme of things. “In principle, we run our government and conduct affairs of the state on the basis of collective decision-making culture,” it also said. NSCN-IM also said that for any matter of national importance, the Collective Leadership consisting of the Yaruiwo (President), the Kedallo (Vice-president) and the Ato Kilonser (Prime Minister) always consult the Members of the Collective Leadership, the Convener of the Steering Committee and the Kilonser (Minister) of the Kilo (Home) Affairs. “On security related matters, the Longvibu (Chief) of the Naga Army is consulted,” it added.