NSCN IM objects to UNLF/MPA designated camp in Naga territory in Manipur

Kohima: Is the government of India trying to incite communal war between the Meiteis and the Nagas? NSCN questions

BY | Friday, 8 March, 2024

The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) has strongly objected to the designated camps established for Meitei armed groups United National Liberation Front/ Manipur People’s Army (UNLF/MPA) in Naga territory in Manipur and demanded that the camps be “shifted immediately” “lest undesirable consequences arise.”

In a press release issued today, NSCN IM claimed that the camps were set up “without the consent or knowledge of the Naga public” and likened it to intrusion by “unauthorized people or organizations”.

NSCN IM said that when it signed the Ceasefire Agreement with the Government of India, “everything was formally discussed and arrangements done accordingly with regards to setting up of designated camps” but in the case of the agreement between GoI and UNLF (Pambei), “setting up designated camps was handled in a haphazard manner without considering the geopolitical sentiment.”

“Is the government of India trying to incite communal war between the Meiteis and the Nagas?” it questioned, asserting that “it is the primary duty of NSCN to protect its people and geopolitical issue.”

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The Government of India signed a Peace Agreement with UNLF (Pambei), the oldest valley-based armed group in Manipur, on 29th November 2023.

The United Kuki National Army (UKNA) had said that it will fight “tooth and nail” against any attempt by the Manipur government to establish designated camps in Kuki-Zo tribal areas for the surrendered cadres of UNLF (P).

Read more: UKNA vows to fight Manipur Govt’s plan to set up camps for surrendered UNLF (P) cadres in Kuki-Zo land

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