NSCN (I-M) stated that it was closely watching how India and Myanmar are fomenting conflict and militarization in the Nagas areas under India and Myanmar, as well as among the other communities in India’s current North-East, by arming and inciting one community against the other.
By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent
Against the backdrop of the ethnic violence in Manipur for almost two months now, the National Socialist Council of Nagalim or the NSCN (I-M) has sought the attention of the global community stressing on the urgent need to counter check and oppose “Indian state sponsored pogrom of communal clash and carnage” by promoting different demands that will eventually lead to “an endless cycle of violence amongst the different communities”.
In a statement issued on June 20, NSCN (I-M)’s Alee Affairs (Foreign Affairs) said, “Looking into the current crisis in present state of Manipur in the India’s North-East, we can clearly observe that it is the failure of the Government of India (Gol) to settle the more than 75 years of Indo-Naga political conflict. Having taken a U-Turn from the August 3, Framework Agreement that was signed with the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) the BJP led government in New Delhi has orchestrated a genocidal pogrom, wherein, they are projected as the “Savior” and those societies battling, the “culprits and “offenders”.
The outfit stated, “At this juncture we appeal to the conscientious people, organizations, and international community not to be moved by emotions and partisan spirit. What the Indian state is showing to the world is an end game to crush and annihilate societies in the region with a single blow through the smokescreen of the so called “legitimate demands” it has engineered and weaponized consciously over the years. It is a well-planned policy to disintegrate the Naga territory through every conceivable design which fits into its policy of derailing the political negotiation with the NSCN”.
NSCN (I-M) informed the “conscientious people, organizations, and international community that there is urgent need to counter check and oppose this Indian state sponsored pogrom of “communal clash” and “carnage” by promoting the different “demands” that will eventually lead to an endless cycle of violence amongst the different communities”.
“No countries should encourage the BJP-led government in New Delhi to play its sinister game of establishing RSS-Hindutva totalitarian states, presently, in the so-called North-east states of India, by such communal political engineering”, asserted the NSCN (I-M).
The outfit also condemned in the strongest term the “Indian state sponsored communal clash” in the present state of Manipur. It is imperative that the conscientious people, organizations, and international community needs to know the truth concerning the Indian state pogrom of provoking and instigating one community against the other through the creation of the so called “legitimate demands”, said the outfit.
“Our generation can overcome any state-sponsored “conflict” and that can happen when we are in agreement under an honourable and principled politics. The dissentious role of the Indian state must be excluded, rather than supporting and crediting the communal Indian state as the “Savior” of the false fault-line they have created”, added the Alee Affairs (Foreign Affairs) of the outfit.
The Naga political group also said it was closely watching how India and Myanmar are fomenting conflict and militarization in the Nagas areas under India and Myanmar, as well as among the other communities in India’s current North-East, by arming and inciting one community against the other.
The outfit also said that in order to erase the divisive and destructive policy of the Indian state in the current scenario the following urgent steps must be taken:
- Conscientious people, organizations, and international community must condemn the Indian state policy of “divide and rule” and to sanction the BJP led Government of India (Gol).
- The International community should question the Gol for having failed to honor in letter and spirit, the August 3, 2015, Framework Agreement signed between the Gol and the NSCN as two entities and witnessed by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi.
- In this regard the international community must call for a third-party/international intervention in the deadlocked Indo-Naga political dialogue between the Gol and the NSCN as two entities in order to resolve the more than 75 years of Indo-Naga political conflict.