K.V. Nurumi KOHIMA, OCT 31 (NPN) :Published on 1 Nov. 2014 1:20 AM IST
A breakthrough in the recent NSCN (K)-GPRN/NSCN imbroglio appears to gain headway even as the Sumi Hoho and the Sumi frontal organisations have initiated for release of “confiscated keys” of the house belonging to ‘gen’ Niki Sumi of NSCN (K) at Naharbari, Dimapur.
This initiative came after a serious of meetings held under the aegis of the Sumi Hoho along with its frontal organisations including Western Sumi Hoho (WSH), Sumi Kukami Hoho (SKH), Sumi Totimi Hoho (STH), Sumi Kiphimi Kuqhakulu (SKK) and others with representatives of both NSCN (K) and GPRN/NSCN in the recent past.
These meetings culminated at the headquarters of GPRN/NSCN at Khehoi Camp Friday where the Sumi frontal organisations made a “strong” appeal to the collective leaders of GPRN/NSCN to listen to the “voice” of the people for “peace” and “tranquillity” to prevail between the Naga Political Groups to avoid any possible “outside” interventions towards the Naga political issue.
According to Sumi Hoho sources, the meeting at Khehoi Camp was a day-long marathon meet where Sumi leaders urged upon the collective leadership and top functionaries of GPRN/NSCN to re-consider the case in the “larger interest of the Nagas.”
The source said that the “collective leadership” of the GPRN/NSCN, after threadbare discussions with the Sumi frontal organisation leaders, decided to release the “confiscated property” of ‘gen’ Niki Sumi “unconditionally” and later handed over the keys of the house to the Sumi Hoho who later handed over to the Surumi Community Dimapur in the presence of Sumi Hoho officials and other Sumi frontal organisations.
When contacted Sumi Hoho secretary Vihuto Assumi confirmed the developments and thanked the collective leadership of GPRN/NSCN for “keeping the issue of Nagas in the larger interest.”
He said that the Sumi frontal organizations was in “constant” touch with the NSCN (K) leader and expressed hope that this would be reciprocally responded.
Assumi said that there was heightened tension particularly in Zunheboto and Dimapur district due to the sequence of events that followed the grenade blast at the residence of GPRN/NSCN functionary “allegedly” by NSCN (K) and the tirades thrown against each other through the media between the groups that surfaced thereafter.
It was learned that there were movements of cadres belonging to both the factions within the periphery of the groups’ designated camps recently towards which the Zunheboto Town Youth Organization (ZTYO) has also issued caution against these movements.
It may be mentioned that the issue stood that the NSCN (K) blamed its former leader Kughalu Mulatonu of defecting to GPRN/NSCN with “huge cache” of arms and ammunition and demanded that the arms be returned. On the other hand, Mulatonu had blamed the NSCN (K) of seizing his “bulldozer” and had reportedly evicted ‘gen.’ Niki’s family from his house at Naharbari, Dimapur as “retaliatory measure.”