Dimapur, April 3 (MExN): While condemning the ‘botched operation’ at Chasa village of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh which resulted in the injury of two villagers, the NSCN (IM) on Sunday alleged that the Assam Rifles (AR) has been “wrongly targeting NSCN personnel under the pretext of loitering outside the Designated Camp, … and throwing into dustbin the spirit of the ongoing Indo-Naga political talks that is under process. ”
In this connection, the NSCN (IM) MIP issued a statement citing an incident on April 2 which involved the Longvibu (Chief) of the Naga Army, along with his family members and children accompanied by a few of his security staff.
The MIP stated that the group were on a fishing-cum-picnic trip when the AR allegedly “came to disturb them displaying their belligerent attitude and try to chase them out on the pretext that it is outside the jurisdiction of designated camp and permission not taken from the AR prior to visiting such a place. ”
“The security staff of the Longvibu reasoned with them that such a private family program should not be disturbed by applying human sense. They also explained to them the need to respect the spirit of the ongoing Indo-Naga political dialogue. Much to our indignation the AR pulled back abruptly but within no time came back with more reinforcement by two Gypsy vehicles and one big truck loaded with AR jawans. Placed under such a shadow of threatening gesture, the picnic was aborted, ”the MIP stated.
IT further stated that the AR personnel “showed a reckless disregard to the very person who is none other than the Longvibu (Chief) of the Naga Army designated as the official Coordinator for the Indo-Naga political talks,” and questioned if it was “ the way to let loose the ghost of the AFSPA on the Naga political group which is spearheading the Indo-Naga political talks. ”
“These highly undesirable loopholes that have turned menacingly nasty need to be corrected immediately,” it said while adding that “sense of humanity in keeping with the spirit of ceasefire and peace talks should also be made to prevail during the entire process of political peace process. . ”