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NSCN lashes out at Jamir

Kohima, May 4: The NSCN (Isak-Muivah) has warned former chief minister S.C. Jamir and his brother Sungit Jamir, the president of Nagaland PCC, about concocting stories about the group’s purported plan to assassinate S.C. Jamir.

In a statement issued this evening, the NSCN (I-M) said it had taken a “serious view” of the brothers’ failure to respond to its call for confessional statements “with reference to their devious role in mechanising rumour of purported assassination plan on the life of S.C. Jamir by the NSCN”.

The statement said the “concocted story” by the NPCC president had sounded a false alarm in Delhi, which had subsequently issued a directive — vide F No. 9/28/97-T, dated April 15, 2011 and issued by the director of North East Cell under the Union home ministry, M.C. Mehanathan — to Nagaland to provide full security cover to S.C. Jamir.

The outfit alleged that Union minister of state for planning and parliamentary affairs, science and technology, Ashwani Kumar, who was recently here to campaign for Jamir, had left Nagaland with a heavy bag of gratitude gift for denouncing its ongoing peace process with the Centre. It condemned Kumar’s statement that a Naga solution could not be found outside the Constitution. Jamir is contesting the May 7 byelection to Aonglenden Assembly as a Congress candidate.

“This is calculated to make the simpletons believe that no solution will come out of the talks and that Jamir is the only and the best option for the Nagas,” the statement stated. It alleged that Jamir was performing such “cheap acts deplorable from all aspects” to boost his sagging position in the byelections.

The statement exhorted the people not to “make such a person a leader”, saying that Jamir had a long track record of being opposed to the “Naga national” struggle for recognition of their rights. It said this was evident ever since the outfit signed its first ceasefire in 1964 and when the second ceasefire and the peace process took off in 1997.

The statement said during the chief ministers’ conference in Delhi in 2004, Jamir had stated that the NSCN must accept the Indian Constitution and if they refused, they must be declared a terrorist organisation and should be crushed and had told asked Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh in 2010 to oppose Naga integration.

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