Muivah's comment condemned
NNC has condemned a statement of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (IM) general secretary saying it had "compromised" the issue of "Naga sovereignty".Updated: Nov 06, 2005 23:33 IST
The Naga National Council (NNC) has condemned a recent statement of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (IM) general secretary Th Muivah saying it had "compromised" the issue of "Naga sovereignty".
A statement issued by NNC general secretary Vizosielhou Nagi said that that the NSCN (IM) had compromised on the issue was clear from an interview Muivah recently gave BBC News. "It is a volte-face and complete fall from the sublime to the ridiculous, from Kuknalim to Jai Hind" the statement said.
The NNC however welcomed NSCN (IM)'s stand that it would withdraw from the talks and the ceasefire with the Union government and return to the jungles after January 31, 2006 in the event of the Union government's failure to accept their demands. Reacting to a media report, the NNC also said that it had never signed the "treacherous Shillong Accord of 1975". The statement further said that the NNC, the Naga political institution that was established in 1946, and the 'Federal Government of Nagaland' (FGN), which was formed in 1956, were separate political entities. "The FGN under the presidentship of the late Zashei Huire had signed the treacherous accord of 1975 but disowned it in 1996," the NNC said.
The NNC reiterated its stand for "Naga sovereignty" covering all Naga-inhabited areas including eastern Nagaland and vowed to continue its fight till this was achieved.
First Published: Nov 06, 2005 23:33 IST