Kohima, Feb 1: National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) chairman Ino Q Tuccu on the outfit’s raising day last Friday asked its cadres to prepare for any eventuality while reminding them about their commitment to the cause of ‘Nagalim for Christ’.
Addressing the cadres at Camp Hebron near Dimapur on the 41st ‘Raising Day’ Tuccu, said, “At this historical defining moment NSCN cadres should not allow ourselves to be caught unprepared; we must tighten our belt to face any eventuality.”
He said, ” Cries and wailings are heard from nooks and corners of Nagalim day-in-day-out, year-in-year-out. But the adversaries are yet to give it any damn. No compunction! Not at all! The people, who are proud of their civilization of 5000 years, preach Peace and Ahimsa at the top of their voice across the Globe but keep using force armed with the most draconian laws with impunity for more than sixty (60) years against the Nagas. Because of the fact that Nagalim has never been an integral part of India, it has been held under forced occupation with martial law of AFSPA from the fifties till date.”
The chairman further added Government of India is yet to get serious and honest with the Nagas vis-à-vis the ongoing political talk.
“Nagas are being taken as if they are purchasable commercial commodities. But God forbids that things should go wrong in the peace process. Government of India is expected to honor the lofty commitments given to us by the former Prime Ministers.,” Tuccu said.
Talks between NSCN-IM and the government of India are stuck in a limbo as the outfit is insisting on a separate flag and Constitution and the government of India is unyielding.