Naga faction vows to continue fight against New Delhi

June 3rd, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 3 (ANI): National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah has said the group would keep up its agitation as no alternative solution was in sight.
“Nagas will have to go on fighting for their rights. This is a hard reality. So, we will have to go on resisting,” Thuingaleng Muivah told Asia News International (ANI) in an interview.
Muivah said the NSCN (IM) would not accept unilateral imposition of any agenda.
“The government sought to impose their constitution on us. We will not accept any imposition on us. We will accept any solution that is honorable to both,” he said.
He said both the sides would have to work out a federal relationship with each other for any lasting peace.
“We can be a part of each other in the sense a federation of India on one side and Nagaland on the other working out a clearly a kind of relationship between the two,” he said.
The NSCN-IM leaders and Indian officials have met more than 50 times over the past ten years to end the conflict.
The NSCN split into two factions in the late 1980s and the breakaway group, NSCN (Khaplang) claims to be backed by the government.
The two groups regularly fight against each other, but in recent months the Khaplang group had the upper hand, in which dozens of militants from either side have been killed. (ANI)

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