Dimapur, October 16 (MExN): The NSCN-Khaplang today asked the Forum for Naga Reconciliation to ‘clarify whether the provocative actions by the Khehoi campers are in tune or in line with the concept of reconciliation and cessation of all forms of hostilities under its move for Naga reconciliation.’ “Here, the NSCN would like to ask the FNR to clarify whether these provocative actions by the Khehoi campers are in tune or in line with the concept of reconciliation and cessation of all forms of hostilities under its move for Naga reconciliation,” an MIP note from the outfits said today.
“The NSCN finds the latest allegations against the government in the form of clarifications issued by Azheto Zhimomi, MLA as well as the Khehoi campers ridiculous in the sense that the so-called clarifications are only concocted stories having not an iota of truth but with the sole intention of maligning the image of the NSCN.”
The group demanded that the Forum for Naga Reconciliation “should clearly spell out whether it supports such criminal activities.”
The NSCN said to have decided that “henceforth, if any of our members are captured or abducted, it will retaliate in equal terms for which the Khehoi campers will be held totally answerable for it is they who took the offensive.”
The MIP note said the “Khehoi campers have been harping on peace and reconciliation under the banner of the FNR whereas is has been randomly indulging in kidnapping and abduction and forced recruitment of genuine NSCN members.”
The note alleged that from “UT-1 (Dimapur)” itself “at least 10 NSCN members and at least another three members from the central secretariat were abducted and kept in custody at Khehoi camp.”
“While some of these have been released on conditions, some are still in their custody. The NSCN therefore, has decided that if such provocation by the Khehoi campers continues, confrontation is inevitable and that it is ready to respond in equal terms for which the Khole-Kitovi group of Khehoi campers will be held solely held responsible and answerable.”
Despite such provocative actions, the “Khehoi gang” still claims to be committed to the move spearheaded by the FNR to foster peace, unity and reconciliation among all Nagas, it added.