DIMAPUR, SEPT 17 (NPN): Stopping short of making a direct claim to the September 8 killing of five NSCN (I-M) members including a woman, the NSCN (K) has attributed the killing to its earlier ‘Quit notice’ served to the Tangkhul community, saying the notice had still not been withdrawn.
The NSCN (K) in a press release issued by its deputy kilonser, MIP, Tikhak Naga said that though the NSCN (K) had “honestly and gently” appealed to the Tangkhuls to leave Nagaland safe and sound, the latter had not responded to the “non-violent gesture of the GPRN/NSCN.”
The NSCN (K) also said that the women killed was “not only a simple house wife” as claimed, but an official member of National Socialist Women Organization of Nagalim (NSWON).
“The People’s Army of Nagaland had nothing to do with any house wife or mother. This had been clearly declared by none other than the Ato Kilonser of GPRN,” the release said.
On the other hand, it said when the rival faction kills other Naga freedom fighters, the NSCN (I-M) clap their hands for joy and that Th. Muivah and some of his aides cannot tolerate any voice of dissent.
The NSCN (K) further said that the “cruelty and cunningness” of the Tangkhuls were clearly manifested in their recent ex-communication of Rev. Dr. Tuisem Shishak.
“How vindictive and touchy the Tangkhul leaders are? Where are their leadership qualities? Are they Nazis or fascists? There is no good man and right man for Th. Muivah. Every one is bad and wrong before him. That is the problem,” the NSCN (K) added. (Full text on page 4)