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Never softened stand on rights of Nagas: NSCN (IM)
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 DIMAPUR, Aug 27 - NSCN (Isak-Muivah) said it had at no point of time softened its stand on the Naga history, identity and inherent rights of all Nagas during the negotiation process with Government of India.

“Nagas will never surrender their rights,” the NSCN (IM) asserted in a release on Monday. Maintaining that the Naga national movement spearheaded by NSCN is a people’s movement, the release said the NSCN was prepared to go to any length against those trying to sabotage the ongoing Indo-Naga peace process as it believed that no one has the right to dictate the fate of others for their own convenience.

Despite repeated clarifications, the outfit said, the adversaries were portraying confusion through printed and other social media.

“The ‘uniqueness of Naga history’ is an unparallel account to any other merged State(s) which has continued resistance to colonialism since the British rule, where each Naga village since time immemorial lived a democratic republic and exercised their sovereignty. Unlike other Maharajas or kingdoms, no Naga chief ever assented to join the Indian federal union,” the NSCN (IM) stated.

“Hence, the Nagas’ right for self-determination is a derivative of biological, cultural, history and political,” it added.

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