NSCN-IM denies accepting Indian Constitution

National Socialist Council of Nagaland ( NSCN – IM) Isak-Muivah faction has denied that they have given written assurance of accepting Indian constitution in order to solve decade old Indo-Naga conflict, reports Assam Tribune.

Few days ago, news items were carried in national media that the Centre has secured a written commitment from the NSCN-IM that it will accept the Indian Constitution. The Naga group has also reportedly recognised the impracticality of redrawing State boundaries in the interest of peace in the North East, says Convenor of the Steering Committee (NSCN-IM), Qhevihe Swu

NSCN-IM is negotiating with central government over resolution of Indo-Naga conflict since 1997 when both parties agreed for ceasefire.

Swu lashed out at the national media for what he called ‘spreading false propaganda’, while further alleging that such baseless report with malafide intent was aimed at misleading the public and to create disharmony in the Naga society.

Another NSCN-IM official, on condition of anonymity, berated the national media for publishing ‘wrong reports’ at the present juncture when peace talk process is at a crucial stage. He also said they should disclose their source of information while saying that the report is against the interest of the Nagas.

According to a report, senior NSCN-IM leader VS Atem, who is emissary to the collective leadership, refused to comment anything at this juncture. “This is not the right time to give comments. I will dwell on the matter another day, please don’t mind,” he said.

NSCN-IM and its rival faction NASN-K ( Khaplang) groups are thought to be training various other insurgent groups in North East India. So, if some solution is reached by NSCN and Government of India, most probably, insurgency will further come down in North East India.

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