NSCN-IM on deceptive role of Kitovi, treachery of SC Jamir & Indo-Naga political settlement

Dimapur: The NSCN-IM said today that it is aware of the presence of N. Kitovi Zhimomi, Convener of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) in Delhi when he interacted with a select media. “He was desperately trying to propel his image as a bona fide Naga revolutionary to qualify himself as a Naga nationalist. Unfortunately, he is nowhere near to enjoy that revolutionary status. His actual size in the Naga political struggle is simply a pseudo Naga nationalist who only champion the political interests of the Government of India and work on the latter’s behalf throughout,” said the NSCN-IM in a statement.

The group also said that this is still visibly seen even under the scheme of things brought about by the ongoing Indo-Naga political talks.

According to the statement, after Kitovi joined NSCN in 1987, the 1988 crisis took place. “He sided with the expelled Khaplang who formed a separate group. With the common elements of treachery he was given important assignments in the group and saw his rise in the hierarchy of officers. Bereft of any
revolutionary trait as demanded by the call of the Naga political struggle he was never found fighting for the righteous cause of the Naga political issue. By 1992, he was finding comfort in taking shelter in the camps of the Indian Army as arranged by his mentor Dr. SC Jamir and find pleasure in doing the bidding of the Indian Army to track down the cadres of Naga revolutionary group NSCN led by Isak Chishi Swu and Th. Muivah,” the NSCN-IM statement also said.

“Thus, nothing is far from the truth as far as the deceptive role of Kitovi is concerned. It does not take much time for him to start his criminal bonhomie with Dr. SC Jamir as he took over as the security commander of SC Jamir with the sole purpose of going headlong to eliminate the NSCN after entering into unholy collusion with the Indian Army,” the NSCN-IM statement added. It also said that Kitovi had his days as he executed his devilish plan by killing many innocent Nagas. “But the revolutionary movement refused to be cow down in the hands of traitors like him and their accomplice, the Indian Army,” the NSCN-IM also said. It further said that the sacrifice for the righteous Naga political cause was never in his blood. It added that Kitovi as the Convener of the NNPGs is in fact fighting with the Nagas on behalf of the Government of India to accept Indian constitution and surrender. The NSCN-IM further added that the NNPGs’ Agreed Position is a mere re-edited version of the 16 Point Agreement which was condemned and rejected by the Naga people. “Till now, Kitovi wasted no effort to defend the 16 Point Agreement where there is no place for the Nagas living outside the modern state of Nagaland,” the NSCN-IM also said.

The statement then said that to forgive each other is also a revolutionary character. “It is, however, difficult to forget when NSCN-K to which Kitovi belonged was allowed to be used as mercenary forces by SC Jamir to eliminate the freedom fighters spearheaded by NSCN”, the statement of the NSCN-IM also said. “What a treacherous manner of betraying the Naga people which the Naga history would never forget. Kitovi Zhimomi and Dally Mungro stooped themselves so low to be at the back and call SC Jamir all the time like his private army,” the NSCN-IM said, while asking, “Is this the revolutionary trait that Kitovi is talking about to the select national media in Delhi?”

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According to the NSCN-IM, “Kitovi says a Naga revolutionary has to be pragmatic and build peace with India”. The NSCN-IM said that Kitovi is simply parroting what “his mentor” SC Jamir has been talking about throughout that the Nagas has to accept the 16 Point Agreement to build peace with India. The statement also said that what has been rejected by the Naga people years ago cannot be brought back to live to build peace with India. “Naturally, a man without political vision is blind to the political aspiration of the Naga people. The Naga people have been fighting through political dialogue to establish a lasting peace with India. But peace is not something which would come by suppressing the political identity of the Nagas,” the statement added.

The NSCN-IM then said that the Naga history is replete with episodes of the most treacherous and stirring characters inspired by the Indian intelligence agency. “Here SC Jamir stands out as one of the architects of the Naga People’s Convention (NPC) and the 16-Point Agreement which followed. Today we
found Kitovi, a protégé of SC Jamir, not knowing how to handle the Naga political issue is toying
with the rejected 16 Point Agreement as indoctrinated by the former Interlocutor Mr. RN Ravi
and SC Jamir,” it added.

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According to the NSCN-IM, SC Jamir in his recent article exposed his dogmatic political mentality as he feigned ignorance of the political meaning of the Framework Agreement of the 3rd August 3, 2015 to find ground for defending 16 Point Agreement which is his brainchild.

The statement of the NSCN-IM also said that Jamir cannot close his eyes while reading the Framework Agreement where it is clearly stated “sharing the sovereign power” and further it mentioned “enduring inclusive new relationship of peaceful co-existence of the two entities”.

The NSCN-IM then added, “Needless to say, integration is an integral part of the Framework Agreement,” while asking, “What is sovereignty when there is no integration? What is sovereignty when other Nagas outside Nagaland state are left out?”

The statement then said that the “NSCN’s version of being revolutionary is characterized by a strong belief of the God’s given political identity as a Naga nation as we are Naga national patriots fighting for the liberation of our motherland under military occupation of India”. The NSCN-IM added that the courage and persistence to defend this “infallible definition of Naga’s liberation struggle is all about the Naga revolutionary movement spearheaded by NSCN”.


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