Dimapur: Alleging that it was a ‘pre-planned move by the Assam Rifles’ to confine the movement of its cadres across the state, the NSCN (IM) on Saturday called upon the Naga civil societies to join against the Assam Rifles (AR).
The meeting was attended by Naga Hoho, Naga Students Federation, Naga Women Hoho Dimapur, Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights, Naga Council Dimapur and Senior Citizens Forum.
A top NSCN (IM) official told the Naga civil societies at a meeting that “It is time the Nagas to put up a fight against the Assam Rifles.”
NSCN (IM) also articulated doubts over the reliability of CFMG chairman Major Gen (rtd) N George. Naga Hoho members, who meet George in the morning before his departure for Hebron, said that the chairman assured to return the weapons seized by AR from I-Card holders of NSCN (IM) if the latter promises to do the same.
Naga Students’ Federation, though claimed that it would not tolerate the misdeeds of the AR, told the NSCM (IM) leaders that the organization supports the group’s decision of not returning the seized weapons. However, the three-and-half hour meeting did not consider on the future course of action and determined to meet again in a day or two.