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NSCN (I-M) rebuffs SCAN for allegations on occupation of Ntangki National Park

FILE PHOTO: NSCN (-M) cadres

“Anything that matters national interest should not be allowed to escape from within the eyes of public scrutiny’”says NSCN (I-M)

By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent

NSCN (I-M) on Tuesday rubbished the allegation that it had occupied the Ntangki National Park areas as mentioned by Senior Citizen Association of Nagaland (SCAN) recently. The outfit said that ‘anything that matters national interest’ should not be allowed to escape from within the eyes of public scrutiny.

NSCN (I-M) MIP stated that for the same reason no “bewildering allegations” would stand the test of the time when the factual story would be unfolded within the citizens. Digging on the recent incident where the Senior Citizen Association of Nagaland (SCAN) has targeted the
NSCN (I-M) unfairly with their misleading statement that the NSCN (I-M) had occupied the Ntangki National Park and put under its control, the NSCN (I-M) press statement stated that given the magnitude of the issue, SCAN should have acted in a more responsible manner and not to go for “spoil-brat” like grumble with highly “inflammatory” allegations against the NSCN.
“They should have chosen the path that would reflect their wisdom and temperament on the given issue rather than “cry a foul” against the NSCN (IM) bereft of valid justification”, said the NSCN (I-M) statement.
Placed under the situation with the “overstatement” of the SCAN against the NSCN (I-M), the story of the Ntangki National park has to be given proper narrative to point out the truth of everything that has kept the national park alive free from those who cast “covetous eyes” upon the forest.
When contacted to garner a few points on the issue, a highly place source from the NSCN (I-M) told this correspondent that significantly, Hebron is outside the boundaries of the Ntangki National park and Hebron originally belongs to Old Jalukie village. The source said it was during the SC Jamir’s chief ministership that “Hebron” was allocated as “ceasefire” designated camp and that he should be aware of that the camp has nothing to do with the Ntangki forest.
While saying that the NSCN (I-M) in no occasion has or had disturbed or caused any harassment to any including the forest department, it also went on to add that it was disheartening to learn that the SCAN had made “hue and cry” against something that does not exist at all.

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