Ceasefire without peace talks?

A Naga International Support Center, NISC, www.nagalim.nl
,A human rights organization,

Amsterdam 26 February 2013

Press release

 Will ceasefire bring peace to the perilous Nagas of Burma/Myanmar?

 

Relatively recently the Khaplang group, NSCN-K, split off of the National Social Council of Nagaland (1988).agreed to a cease fire with the Government of Myanmar (formerly Burma) but no word was spent on much needed peace talks. Because the Government of Myanmar/Burma signed a ceasefire with the NSCN-K it implicitly recognized the NSCN-K as the representational body of the Naga populace of Myanmar/Burma. Considering this supposition the Naga international Support Center requests the Khaplang group to provide answers to the following questions:

 

– The Tamanthi hydro electric project financed by India is being built in the middle of Nagaland Myanmar/Burma. It will affect many villages and so thousands of Nagas. Since they are forced to relocate without sufficient compensation in land and housing what does the NSCN-K plan to do: Will the NSCN-K urge the Governments of India and Myanmar to abandon this unfortunate project so the thousands of Naga victims are protected?

 

– Reunification of Naga areas is a prerequisite for forming the Naga Nation now divided between two countries India and Myanmar and in India again into four states. Can the NSCN-K unequivocally speak out in favor of reunification of Nagas?

 

The new Burmese Constitution does not leave room for the Indigenous Peoples of Myanmar to exercise their Right to Self Determination. NISC did not yet learn that the NSCN-K confers with neighbor Kachin and other Indigenous Nations like the Karen about their stand they have on this constitutional matter, yet they want peace talks. The Nagas NSCN-K represents are entitled to know about the policies of the NSCN-K. NISC therefore asks NSCN-K to inform the Naga public on its policy on how to exercise their Right to Self Determination.

 

Does the NSCN-K stand for sovereignty in conjunction to the Nagas of India and so to unite into one Naga Nation?

 

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Prime Minister of India puts bomb under 14 year old Peace talks between India and Nagaland

NTIMES 12Dec: Prime Minister of India puts bomb under 14 year old Peace talks between India and Nagaland

It is known that the Government of India acknowledged the ‘unique History and situation of the Naga Peoples which means the Naga Peoples neither when under the British nor before their colonial time had had any relation with the peoples of India; not economically, socially, culturally, linguistically nor religiously.

The Government of India also knows that the Nagas, though living in tribes and separated through mountains and valleys, are one in spirit where it concerns their nation. India has a long history with the Nagas where this tenacious spirit is concerned. India knows that Nagas do not give up their right to self determination, but fight for it with determination. So, when in the state of Manipur on December 4, 2011, what moved Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to guarantee the integrity of the state of Manipur where he knew that this was deadly against the reunification of Naga areas?

The Naga areas are known to have been separated by the international border between Myanmar and India and again by small parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam but a larger part of Manipur. Together with Nagaland State the Sagaing District of Myanmar these four states together are the nation Nagaland.

This is not the first time that India talks peace on the negotiating table while undermining these talks for peace elsewhere. How can the Indian leaders be trusted? How can the Indian population trust its leaders who do not make its policies public but continues to wage war and spends tremendous amounts of public money to subjugate peoples who have every right to pursue their right to the internationally acclaimed right to self determination?

The Naga International Support Center calls on the Government of India to

– defuse the bomb which has been placed to undermine the peace talks
– to solve the long standing conflict by talking genuinely and with sincerity
– to befriend the Nagas and other Indigenous Peoples so a future relationship between the two nations can be intimate and fruitful, yet independent
– to make its policies on the Northeast in general and on the Indo-Naga conflict in particular public, so democratic accountability to the public will take root
– to publish both human losses of the Armed Forces of India as well as the human losses inflicted on the Nagas
– to release all political prisoners who have not committed terrorist crimes but fought for the right to self determination

Consequently too the Naga International Support Center appeals to the Indian media: journalists, editors, TV producers, filmmakers, writers to do a little research on the cost of the Indo-Naga war related to approximately 60 years with an average of 200.000 men and women still stationed in Naga areas, to asses the daily operations like cost of camps and their maintenance, transport, fuel, equipment, weapons.
The Naga International Support center invites you all to publish what might come to a staggering but unaccounted for amount of public funds and what might be an unbelievable number of casualties and loss of human life.

A Naga International Support Center, NISC www.nagalim.nl
A human rights organization

Press Release, Amsterdam, 12 December 2011
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