Sumis ‘delink’ relationship with NSCN (IM)

Resolves to rise up against any faction or group intimidating or committing excess to either Sumi individuals or community

DIMAPUR, JANUARY 7 (MExN): In a major decision against the backdrop of the December 21 Aghuito incident and the subsequent “flush out” of NSCN (IM) cadres from the Mukalimi Designated Camp on December 30, the Sumi public on Tuesday resolved to “delink” its relationship with NSCN (IM) with immediate effect and to cease paying all kinds of taxation to the group.

This was one of the resolutions adopted during the Sumi general public meeting held at Town Hall, Zunheboto under the aegis of the Sumi Hoho and attended by Sumi frontal organisations and head GBs, village council chairmen and VDB secretaries from all Sumi villages.

This was informed through a statement issued jointly by Hovishe Arkha, president, Sumi Hoho; Ghovito Zhimomi, president, Sumi Kukami Hoho; Kitoli Naje, president, Sumi Totimi Hoho and Holuvi Chophy, president, Sumi Kiphimi Kuqhakulu.

Another resolution stated that the Sumi public would rise up against any faction/factions or group of people intimidating or committing excess to either Sumi individuals or community in the coming days.

As per the Sumi public rally resolution no. 2 of December 26, 2013, the public meeting resolved that the NSCN (IM) shall not be permitted to establish its Designated Camp within Sumi inhabited areas. This would be intimated to the concerned authority for necessary action, the resolution added.

The Sumi public declared December 28 as Sumi Martyrs’ Day, to be observed annually in memory of the late Paketo Assumi and late Ghukiye Zhimomi who lost their lives during the confrontation between the Sumi public and the NSCN (IM) at Mukalimi Designated Camp. The meeting also resolved to name the burial place of the “heroes,” donated by sons of Late Kuhozu of Sukhalu Village, as “Sumi Martyrs’ Park.”

The joint statement stated that two were shot dead and six injured during the Mukalimi flush out episode, which was a fall out of December 21, 2013 Aghuito incident. It stated that the NSCN (IM) cadres committed “sexual harassment, attempted rape and murder.”

It was also stated that due to the failure of the NSCN (IM) authorities to hand over the culprits to the district administration, the Sumi public as per resolution no. 1 of December 26, 2013,  had flushed out NSCN (IM) cadres from its designated camp at Mukalimi.


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