NSCN-IM seeks clarity on truce

CHRONICLE BUREAU
IMPHAL, 14th Jul: The Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim (GPRN/NSCN-IM) has sought clarification from the competent authority over validity and extent of ceasefire agreement between the GoI and the NSCN.
The outfit sought the clarification after 25 Sector Assam Rifles commander Brigadier Vijay Chasar on July 12 justified the operation that resulted in the ‘cold blooded’ murder of 6 cadres of the outfit on July 11 at Nginu village in Arunachal Pradesh.
Reacting to the Brig Chasar’s statement that ‘ceasefire is applicable only in Nagaland and not in Arunachal Pradesh’, a NSCN-IM said ‘ceasefire agreement is between the GoI and the NSCN as two entities without territorial limits’. Accordingly, the outfit has been maintaining the essence of this historic agreement in letter and spirit wherever Naga Army operates. Despite repeated and deliberate provocations, the outfit has been restraining themselves in the larger interest of the ongoing Indo-Naga peace process, the NSCN-IM statement issued by publicity cell of Naga Army general headquarters said.
Seeking to know whether there is ceasefire in Naga inhabited areas of Arunachal Pradesh state or not, the NSCN-IM also asked competent authority (GOI) to declare official position within one week. The outfit will not be held responsible for ugly aftermath evolving spontaneously out of such situation, the statement added.


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