NSCN-K against Muivah’s visit to Sumi area
DIMAPUR, June 21 – While endorsing the decision of Sumi Hoho not to allow NSCN-IM general secretary Th Muivah into Sumi soil, the NSCN-K cautioned that the Naga Army should not be held responsible in the event of any confrontation resulting from his ‘forcible entry into Sumi soil’.
Conveying to the Government of India as well as the Nagaland Government that Muivah’s proposed visit to Pughoboto area in Sumi region on June 21 would amount to gross violation of the ceasefire ground rules, the NSCN-K in a statement said the ceasefire ground rules clearly do not authorise Muivah to loiter around Nagaland with heavily armed men.
The statement said the Government of India, which provides heavy security to Muivah, must realise that Sumi Hoho does not solicit his visit into Sumi region which is a NSCN-K administered area.
Pointing out that the elders of Pughoboto area have assured in writing to prevent his visit, the statement said the Nagas would agree that it is impossible for Sumis to allow the very person who banned the Sumi Hoho.
The outfit also impressed upon all Naga organisations and civil societies that Muivah’s entry into Sumi soil is never for Naga reconciliation process and violation of the Covenant of Reconciliation.
Also, stating that the Sumis have realised the futility of divisive politics nurtured by Muivah for the last 25 years, the release said the decision of the Sumi Hoho not to allow Muivah into Sumi soil is a reminder that every tribe in Nagaland retains its ancestral power and authority derived from the people.
Reminding that Naga people question strangers crossing their territory, the NSCN-K said as per tradition once the visitors are told that they are not welcome, no individual in his right frame of mind would travel any further. Source: Assam tribune