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Dimapur, Sep. 7 (EMN): The NSCN (IM) today informed that the former defence secretary of Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF) Lovejoy K Zimik and former former publicity secretary of MNPF, Tamrei K. Zimik alias L. Zimik have surrendered to the NSCN (IM) authorities at their own violation after realising their ‘grave mistakes’ in the month of Aug.
A press release issued by the MIP, NSCN (IM), while informing about the ‘surrender’ of the two former MNPF officials, stated some insuinating claims as being said by the two cadres.
It claimed the former MNPF defence secretary, Lovejoy K Zmik, who surrendered on Aug. 8, as saying that the MNPF survives mercy of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), a Meitei group based in Myanmar.
The MIP stated that Lovejoy K Zimik claimed that the sole purpose of the existence of the MNPF is to disrupt and demean the ongoing Indo-Naga political talk and that all the ‘ugly incidents carried out by the MNPF were supervised by the PLA’.
“ He apologised to the Nagas for being a mouthpiece of the PLA and Meiteis earlier. Though his misdeeds cannot be undone, he nevertheless, asks to be given a chance to live a righteous life and repay his debts to the Naga nation,” the release stated.
The MIP also stated that former publicity secretary of MNPF, Tamrei K Zimik @ L. Zimik also surrendered to NSCN (IM) on Aug. 18,
The MIP claimed the former MNPF publicity secretary as saying that MNPF has no objective, principle and rules and is merely an agent and a mouthpiece of the Peole’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Coordination Committee (CorCom), a conglomerate of some Manipur valley based militant outfits based in Myanmar.
The MIP claimed that MNPF is being used by the Meitei UGs and CSOs (civil society organizations) with the blessing of Manipur Government to break the unity of the Nagas and to sabotage the ongoing NSCN-GoI peace talk.
The release also stated that L. Zimik claimed that the MNPF has never said a single word for the good of the Nagas but always condemns the Nagas CSOs, Naga Hoho, tribal Hohos, political party NPF and the leadership of the Ato Kilonser, Th. Muivah.
It claimed that the former publicity secretary has acknowledged the NSCN (IM) to be rightful government mandated by the Nagas to fight for Naga’s sovereignty and stated that the L Zimik has appealed “all the Naga brethren not to commit the same mistake he has committed by joining the MNPF” and urged “the civil societies of Manipur state to boycott the MNPF”.
The MIP also stated that both the surrendered cadres accused the MNPF Chairman, John Francis Kashung “ of working only for his personal gain in collaboration with the PLA”.