NSCN-IM speaks out on Kom village attack by militant

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Dimapur, May 25: The NSCN-IM said today that it took serious note of the “attack” on one Kom village by Kuki militants recently. The NSCN-IM also expressed its deep concern on the burning down of places of worship (churches).

In a statement issued on Thursday, the NSCN-IM said, “It is a matter of regret that one Kom village–Kangathei village–has come under attack by Kuki militants and the villagers were forced to vacate their Kangathei village”. The NSCN-IM further said, “Such vicious violence will only aggravate the situation and this must be put to stop forthwith for the sake of humanity and peaceful coexistence. Kindly consider this with a show of great sagacity and statesman’s foresight”.   

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The NSCN-IM then said that the ongoing violence between the two communities – Meiteis and the Kukis– is something very detestable. It also said that the attack against the place of human inhabitants (villages) is very inhuman. It added that burning down of places of worship (churches) is considered as sacrilegious acts committed on religious lines. The NSCN-IM then stated that all these acts of violence are violation of human rights that are applicable to all members of human society. 

The statement then said, “The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) puts on record that the following Naga minor tribes—Aimol, Chiru, Chothe, Kharam, Koireng and Kom are parts of Naga community and have been actively involved in the Nagas’ political struggle for their freedom from India and Myanmar till our goal is achieved”. The NSCN-IM added by saying, “Our Meitei brothers and Kukis should not take them otherwise and harass them in any manner”.

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