NSCN duo upset over killings

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  • Published 21.12.04

Kohima, Dec. 21: Insurgent leaders Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah told representatives of the Naga Hoho during their first major meeting since arriving in Nagaland that the community should ?understand the issue together? and work towards a solution.

Apparently upset over the recent violence in the state capital, the NSCN(I-M) leadership yesterday met the Naga Hoho delegation at the organisation?s headquarters, Manglamukh, to kick off their series of ?consultations with Naga civil societies?.

The general secretary of the Naga Hoho, John Murry, said Swu and Muivah felt the recent incidents were unfortunate, especially the killing of Naga National Council (Adinno) member Bes?lh? Tetseo in Kohima last week.

The two leaders also revealed their decision to meet bureaucrats, politicians and academicians during their stay. ?They said we must work out a way together for a solution and reiterated that we need to understand the issue together,? Murry said.

Hundreds of people turned up at Tetseo?s funeral. A day later, a rally was held to protest against the killing of a woman during a shootout between NSCN(I-M) and NSCN(Khaplang) militants.

The growing resentment among the people forced the NSCN(I-M) to reiterate its stand on reconciliation. ?There are certain inherent problems, but they are sure a solution would be found,? Murry said.