NNC ridicules NSCN(IM) stance
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 20: Accusing to NSCN (IM) of getting directly involved in the election process being held under the Constitution of India, the Naga National Council charged the IM leaderships of shirking their responsibility owed to the Naga nation and its people.

A statement issued by youth president of Nagaland Youth Movement, Naga National Council Chongbui Newmai claimed that having failed to take the Naga cause towards the right direction, Isak Chisi Swu and Th Muivah have begun to embrace the Indian Constitution as illustrated vividly by NSCN (IM) cadres� indulgence in election matters.

Observing that after giving up struggle for sovereignty of the nagas, the NSCN (IM) had softened its stand redirecting their energy and resources towards integration of Naga inhabited land through various sojourns including the issue of demanding affiliation to Nagaland Board of Education, Chongbui also reflected that formation of �United Naga Democratic Front� in early part of february this year was at the behest of the IM leaderships.

Stating that �the reality they have shown to the youths of all Nagas is they are for the Indian Constitution and for the integration of the so-called Manipur State�, the youth president further expressed awe on the IM stand.

Explaining on it, Chongbui said, �In fact, if they are not for the Indian Constitution they would not involve in the Indian elections and of they are not for the Manipur State integration they would not set up a political party under the Manipur State�.

Construing the IM leaderships� actions as revelation of their hidden agenda and fighting against the Nagas in the interest of India, the youth president called upon the Naga youth to work for the right cause of the Naga Nation by joining hands with the Naga National Council.

Illustrating NNC�s contention that NSCN (IM) cadres have been heavily involved in the election process, Chongbui alleged that not only are the southern Naga people threatened and forced to vote for the UNDF candidates but the IM cadres had been abducting public leaders from Tamenglong and Ukhrul district areas for raising objections to the NSCN (IM) diktats.