The recent cold blooded murder of nine Karbi young men at Pachaspura near Chumukedima in Dimapur by Naga Rengma Hills Protection Force (NRHPF) is condemned. Such gruesome murder is uncalled for and could have escalated to far more unwanted repercussion had it not been the overtime work for restraint, peace and reconciliation from both the civil societies of the Nagas and Karbis. Likewise, it is highly condemnable that four of our innocent Rengma Nagas were killed, houses burned, granaries left to ashes and thousands rendered homeless and their life shattered. It is the bounden duty of the two states to facilitate and maintain peace between the two indigenous communities and that adequate course of measures for rehabilitation and compensation to all the affected villages, families and individuals are accorded with swift justness to the satisfaction of the affected.
We appeal both the community to restraint from any negative propaganda against each other and sort out differences through dialogue and by mutual respect. There are elements of spreading rumours and fuel up communal crisis for their vested interest at the cost of the Nagas and Rengmas. We must not let such devil find joy in our stupidity.
Again it is quite malicious that the Assam Government is blaming NSCN for the murder of nine Karbi when on 7th January the NRHPF has openly claim responsibility for the act. Such “habitual accusations” and malice towards us only indicate the attitude of Assam Government under Tarun Gogoi towards the Nagas. Assam government has totally failed to maintain law and order and has been a mute spectator which can be easily understood that Rengma Nagas and Karbi community are being pitted against one another for the reason best known to them.
We pray that, the departed soul of both the community who have lost their life in this regrettable act of hostility may rest in heavenly peace eternally. Also pray that people will learn to respect each other rights and coexist in peace so that what has happen will not be repeated.
Oking: 8th December, 2014.