NTIMES 2OAPRIL: NSCN (IM) says AR action is ‘breach of trust’
“The fact that CFMG Chairman Maj. Gen(Retd.) N. George admitted the mistake of AR troops sound ok. But when the troops started to inch closer to the Hebron Camp in a more aggressive manner it carries another meaning that reflects breach of trust”
DIMAPUR, APRIL 20 (MexN): Stating that much water has flown down the Dhansiri river when the Indo-Naga ceasefire was signed in 1997 the NSCN (IM) has pointed out that in numerous occasions the Assam Rifles have taken what it described as “extreme pleasure in rubbing the shoulder of NSCN on the wrong side” while adding that this reflected ‘breach of trust’.
“But NSCN acted in the manner to show its commitment to go for a negotiated political settlement rather than military solution that has been proved meaningless and futile for the past many years”, stated a press note issued by its Ministry of Information and Publicity (MIP).
Pointing out that cease ground rule violations comes in “heaps in the hands of the Assam Rifles”, however it was stated that the NSCN (IM) had stood its ground “not to hit back despite provocation that really put to test its nerve of endurance”. “This time when the 12th Assam Rifles came so near the designated Hebron Camp it was never done by mistake but deliberately to test the reaction capacity of NSCN. This is politically not correct for the AR troops as it goes against the very spirit of Ceasefire that is running more than 15 years”, stated the MIP note.
“The fact that CFMG Chairman Maj. Gen(Retd.) N. George admitted the mistake of AR troops sound ok. But when the troops started to inch closer to the Hebron Camp in a more aggressive manner it carries another meaning that reflects breach of trust”, it stated.
The press note also stated that during the past period of ceasefire the AR have taken possession of huge number of NSCN (IM) weapons that had nothing to do with ceasefire violation and this issue continues to be placed during the ceasefire ground rule meetings. “But NSCN demand for return of the weapons was never accepted in good spirit though assurance was given that the matter will be look into. Unacceptable reason was however given on the whereabout of the NSCN weapons”.
Stating that for peace to prevail the “aggressor must take the initiative to build up confidence and faith in the eyes of the NSCN and public”, the press note however regreted that “so far AR is yet to do any such thing in the area leading to Hebron Camp” and that the NSCN (IM) in the face of direct attack on ceasefire ground rules “shall still stand committed for peaceful approach in keeping with the hard earned ceasefire”. MExN