Maj Gen (retd) N. George, who was recently appointed as chairman CFMG/CFSB, Tuesday said Government of India (GoI) has decided against allotting anymore designated camps except theNSCN (K) sub-office at Dimapur.
Maj Gen (retd) N. George said this while addressing media after a separate meeting with the GPRN/NSCN and NSCN (K) Cease-Fire Supervisory Board (CFSB) at Police Conference hall Chumukedima here Tuesday. He clarified that though the NSCN (K) sub-office Dimapur would be installed yet it will not be in any civilian populated area.
At Tuesday’s meeting Maj Gen (retd) N. George said the CFSB members of both the factions gave a positive response to his appeal to stop factional clashes.
He further said the government await implementation of the positive response by the leaders as assured by the CFSB members at the ground level. Besides CFMG chairman, both the meetings were attended by joint commissioner, Anenla S. Longchari, ADG (Ops) L Thungchamo Lotha, Maj.Gen.B.S. Das IGAR (North) , Col.Manuhar Sharma GS HQ IGAR (N),SO DIG CRPF, A N Pandey and assistant chairman CFMG, Shokum Yimchunger. Supervisors of the CFSB- Wangtin Konyak(NSCN-K) and C.Singson(GPRN/NSCN) were among the other CFSB members who attended.
Earlier on Monday, CFMG chairman held a meeting of the Cease Fire Monitoring Cell (CFMC) with NSCN (I-M) members. He asked the CFMC members to look beyond recent incidents and prepare to implement a “solution” that was expected to come about soon.
State agencies GPRN/NSCN need to come closer: Singson
Supervisor of GPRN/NSCN Cease-fire Supervisory Board (CFSB) C. Singson stressed on the need for law enforcement agencies and GPRN/NSCN to come closer in order to build trust and control the situation.
Singson said this after GPRN/NSCN’s first CFSB meeting with new CFMG chairman N George Tuesday. He felt that lack of communication among the state agencies and GPRN/NSCN had led to the current situation. Singson said both sides were equally responsible for implementation of the cease fire ground rules. He also felt the need for better coordination in order to control the situation.
Singson said Nagas desire proper implementation of the cease fire ground rules and that the GPRN/NSCN was trying hard to control the problem that was spreading across Nagaland.
Terming Tuesday’s meeting as “one of the best CFSB meetings”, Singson said “security” of the designated camps were mainly discussed at the meeting. He maintained that the Ahthibung designated camp belonged to the GPRN/NSCN which was conveyed to the CFMG chairman adding it was now up to the chairman to find out a solution. He also said any group trying to overtake designated camp of another group endangered peace and sowed the seeds of hatred among Naga political groups.
All should work for peace: Wangtin
Supervisor of NSCN (K) Cease-Fire Supervisory Board (CFSB) Wangtin Naga opined that all should work for peace and unity among the Naga family. Addressing the media after NSCN (K)’s first CFSB meeting with new CFMG chairman N George Tuesday, Wangtin said that killing among Naga brothers was a “madness”.
He said a faction may destroy another faction but killing among Naga brothers would not solve anything.
Highlighting Tuesday’s meet of the CFSB Wangtin said matters like establishment of NSCN (K) sub-office at Dimapur, gross violation of cease fire rules and misunderstanding between security forces and NSCN (K) were discussed.
Wangtin asserted that the sub-office of the NSCN(K) at Dimapur was allotted by the government of India since October 20,2011 but that locating it in less populated areas was not found.
Wangtin said personnel of the Naga army of the NSCN(K) who were “moving around” were asked to confine themselves within the designated camps to avoid violent confrontations.
He also clarified that the Athibung designated camp belonged to the NSCN (K) a it was the outfit’s oldest camps.
Wangtin after the split in the NSCN (K), the breakaway GPRN/NSCN took the Ahthibung camp but that the ‘People’s Army’ deployed inside, on realizing that it belonged to the NSCN (K) “legally retained it”.
On whether lack of communication resulted in killings in Ahthibung area among NSCN (K) and GPRN/NSCN, he clarified it was not so as the cadres have been following directives given by their leaders.
Wangtin also said there would be “no firing” policy at Ahthibung area unless provoked by the rival faction. “ We have ordered the sovereign order that no violence and no killing of Naga brothers should take place”, he said.