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NSCN (IM) condemns high-handedness of the Assam Rifles

NSCN (IM) condemns high-handedness of the Assam Rifles

Kohima, October 16 (NEx): The NSCN (IM) strongly condemned high-handedness of the Assam Rifles with all the arrest and raids of the groups saying that it violates the ceasefire agreement between the two. It urged the Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) to look into the matter with all seriousness to halt the arrest and raiding spree of the AR.

In a press statement from the MIP, NSCN/GPRN on October 16 said that the insipid and unruly behavior of the ubiquitous AR never stops to torment the Naga people. Mentioning the incident of October 12, 2020, it alleged that the 34th AR brutally assaulted one NSCN cadre, 2nd Lieut. Kennedy Lj near Don Bosco College, Maram in Senapati district without any provocation.

The NSCN officer was not in possession of any detrimental documents or materials to warrant such an inhuman brutality. He was taken to their (AR) battalion headquarters at Maram Bazaar. There he was brutally tortured while being interrogated. He was set free only after the intervention of the civil societies, the NSCN narrated.

Further,the group said that another incident of unwarranted arrest took place at the hands of the 19th AR in the morning of October 14, 2020 at Jairampur, Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh. Col. Keewang Deosha of the Naga Army was simply arrested without any provocation except for being a member of NSCN.

Earlier, on October 09, 2020, the 5th AR at around 9 PM raided the residence of an NSCN officer Lt. Col. Among at Signal Angami, Sector A, Dimapur. They took pictures of his personal documents including PAN card, Aadhaar card, ATM card and passbook. The same night, another group of the 5th AR raided the NSCN cadres rented house at Signal Angami, Dimapur, it said.

It also alleged that the unyielding AR has become a serious matter of indignation for the Naga people as they continue to show total disregard of the agreed ceasefire ground rules (CFGR).

NSCN strongly condemned such high-handedness of the AR and said that the Cease Fire Monitoring Group
(CFMG) should look into the matter with all seriousness to halt the arrest and raiding spree of the AR. The office, in the fitness of maintaining the spirit of ceasefire must act upon to
save the situation from going bad and secure the unconditional release of Col. Keewang Deosha, it stated.