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Aung-led NSCN (K) vows to uphold Naga sovereignty
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 DIMAPUR, Oct 20 - The Yung Aung-led NSCN(K) has declared to uphold the spirit of the principle of Naga sovereignty and carry forward the freedom torch passed by its predecessors. It also vowed to fight to redeem every inch of ‘Nagaland’ as in the ancient times.

Aung, a nephew of NSCN (K) founder SS Khaplang, became the chairman of the outfit after Khango Konyak, who is a western Naga and an Indian national, was removed from the post in August. Konyak has reportedly arrived in Mon district of Nagaland after his impeachment as the chairman of NSCN (K).

In a letter of appeal to the Nagas, the outfit on Saturday alleged that in order to remove the word ‘sovereignty’ from the Naga dictionary, critical attempts have been made by the Government of India and their agents to disintegrate and destroy the NSCN/GPRN and sabotage the ongoing struggle by creating splintered groups through skillfully designed ‘divide and destroy’ policy.

“These masterminds are now back to their planning rooms for the next assault, this time to further divide the Nagas based on the artificial boundary line,” it further alleged.

According to the outfit, simple phrases like East Nagas, West Nagas, Indian Nagas and Myanmar Nagas are now intentionally misrepresented by the adversaries to sow seeds of hatred and division among the inseparable Naga brothers and also to complicate the hard-fought struggle.

However, the Aung-led NSCN (K) said the Nagas of today, both young and old, are aware and vocal of their rights and history and they know better themselves.

Stating that the rapid growth of technology and free media allows them to express their views and discuss the issue more openly, it claimed Nagas know who the real puppets of the enemies are.

The NSCN (K) said it will waste no time for unnecessary rejoinders over defamatory remarks and wrong assumptions made against the party by “few corrupt and self-infested ex-national workers who failed miserably in their national duties”.

It also stated that the NSCN/GPRN and the Naga Army will continue to support, defend and fight alongside other oppressed and colonised people till their long-cherished goal is achieved.

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