KOHIMA: The NSCN(IM) has voiced out its disagreement and opposed the state government’s move to declare Sadar Hills and Jiribam as full fledged revenue districts, said a statement of the Naga rebel group.
In an emergency meeting at Hebron on Monday, the NSCN(IM) took strong exception to the reported plan of the Okram Ibobi Singh government to declare Sadar Hills and Jiribam as districts, reports Times of India.
“The house took a unanimous decision to oppose such a provocative move,” said a release issued by the outfit.
The NSCN(IM) disagreement with Ibobi’s government is due to the fact that it district status for Sardar Hills and Jiribam “infringes upon the right of the owner (Naga)” which also added that “unless rightful ownership of the land is acknowledged by the settlers. the NSCN/ GPRN shall never tolerate such a move.”
However, the NSCN also brings to mind that they are prepared to negotiate on any proposed agenda if ownership is duly acknowledged and respected.
(Source: Times of India)
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