Expressing “deep shock and anguish” over Thursday’s incident at Tizit, wherein an NSCN (I-M) activist “Maj” Ngachonmi Tangkhul was gunned down by the paramilitary forces, the DAN constituted Political Affairs Committee (PAC) has condemned the AR’s actions saying it was a “direct violation” of the mutually agreed upon ceasefire ground rules.
PAC chairman, Dr. T. M. Lotha in a statement said everyone was aware of the ongoing political talks between the government of India and the NSCN (I-M) and every Naga was praying for an early solution to the protracted Naga political issue. He also mentioned that numerous mass-based Naga civil societies and other agencies have been making concerted efforts to bring a peaceful environment in the state and that a relative peace was felt everywhere. Stating this, the PAC appealed the paramilitary forces not to repeat such acts. Further, it appealed the paramilitary forces and all Naga groups to exercise maximum restrain to strengthen the ongoing peace talks to reach its final settlement.
The PAC also said it was “deeply pained” over the killing of one NSCN (K) activist Zaremo Odyuo at Mekokla under Wokha district during a factional clash.
Describing the incident as “unfortunate,” the PAC said such incident could only become a roadblock to the efforts made by the mass-based civil societies and other agencies. The Committee said the entire Naga people was crying for peace and prayed that God bless the Naga people for declaring the Covenant of Reconciliation was signed by the Naga political groups.
The PAC fervently appealed to all the Naga political groups to respect the Covenant of Reconciliation and to listen to the voice of the Nagas and maintain peace and harmony among them for the greater interest of the Naga people to bring about final solution to the political problem.