The NSCN IM has countered the allegation raised by the Zeliangrong Baudi (Nagaland) as per its press statement dated the 17th September, 2020 alleging that NSCN Chairman Mr. Q. Tuccu claimed Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary as “No man’s Land” as absolutely baseless.
The group in its press statement responded sharply saying the chairman at no point stated that Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary is “No man’s land” during his consultative meeting with the tribal hohos in Dimapur.
Adding that “such allegation is misleading, unfounded and far from ground reality”, NSCN IM pointed out, “it may be recalled that during the Gilgal Camp (National Hoho) held
from the 27th March to 2nd April, 1996, one of the resolutions adopted was to protect all reserve forests in Naga areas and preserve from human exploitation and encroachment”.
Further adding that, “prominently, the Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary is one such that attracted NSCN’s attention for the preservation of wild life. Since then, NSCN had stood by this resolution and protected the Sanctuary from illegal encroachment in the face of many attempts made by people with vested interests”, the press statement said.