NSCN-IM regrets video clip leakage of January 27 incident between AR and Naga Army

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Dimapur: The NSCN Isak-Muivah group on Monday said it regrets the leakage of video clips of the incident that took place on January 27 between the 25th Assam Rifles and Naga Army, saying the uploading of video clips in “social media is done without the knowledge or sanction of the NSCN authority or Naga Army.”

“The uploading of the videos in social media is regretted and the NSCN and Naga Army tender apology on behalf of the erring persons who had uploaded,” said the group.

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According to the NSCN press release, the incident took place near the General Field Training Headquarters (GFTHq) of NSCN.

While stating that the incident occurred as the “Assam Rifles came too close for comfort breaching one km radius,” the group maintained that the matter was “settled amicably keeping in mind the interest of the prevailing ceasefire.”

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The NSCN-IM also clarified that no snatching of weapons by both sides was involved. It further added that both the party mutually agreed to part ways peacefully with handshakes.

The NSCN also maintained that it is committed to the agreements of ceasefire signed in 1997. “We look forward that such unfortunate incident never reoccur again in the days to come by respecting the
spirit of ceasefire ground rules by both the Naga Army and the Indian Armed Forces,” it added.

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