DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): The NSCN/GPRN (K) on Wednesday cautioned the Government of India on the probability of abrogation of the ceasefire agreement while alleging that the latter has failed to adhere to the commitment of the ‘four basic points’ raised by the group before the agreement took place.
The NSCN/GPRN (K) led by Lt Gen (retd) Khango Konyak had demanded the release of political prisoners unconditionally, removal of terrorist tag on NSCN (K), removal of bounty placed upon the heads and revocation of AFSPA and Disturbed Area.
A MIP statement reminded the GoI that it has been almost a year since the restoration of the ceasefire and there have been no positive outcome.
While maintaining that issues like the release of political prisoners unconditionally and removal of terrorist tag are very practicable in nature, the NSCN/GPRN (K) pointed out that by scrapping or removing terrorist tag through ‘official denotification by the Home Ministry,’ the political prisoners would be released unconditionally.
“As per the unlawful activities Prevention Act, NSCN K is also listed as a terrorist group, but when we are called upon for peaceful solution the centre should see that the NSCN K of Khango led should be out of that context unlike NSCN K of Aung Yung group,” it also stated.
While lamenting on the lack of progress, the MIP statement felt that if no positive outcome or development is seen, there would be no point in continuing with the ceasefire.
“We can’t stay at peace when our brother in arms, with whom we ate, slept and fought together with unbroken spirit as if there is no tomorrow, are still languishing in jail with harsh reality,” It stated.
The NSCN/GPRN (K) also asked the Assam Rifles to stop harassing them without any valid reason while cautioning that continuation of such approach may result in escalation of hostilities.
Meanwhile, the NSCN/GPRN (K) warned other Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) to ‘stop meddling in their official as well as financial affairs’ and to stop ‘flexing their muscles’ and treating them like a “step-brother.”