DIMAPUR, May 19 - The NSCN-IM has expressed concern over the reports of �military action� by the Myanmar Army allegedly in �collaboration with the Indian security forces� in Nagas areas in Myanmar.
While strongly condemning the alleged incidents, the NSCN-IM said on Sunday that �what is happening in Nagalim areas in Myanmar at the hands of the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) is a matter of serious concern for NSCN�. It said that it �strongly condemns the Tatmadaw�s military action co-ordinated by the Indian security forces at the so- called international borders�. According to the NSCN-IM, there should be a better way to handle the issue.
The NSCN-IM said that the �chaotic situation thus created by the blatant offensive of the Tatmadaw has destabilized� the livelihood of the Naga villagers as the Naga people are made to �bear� the brunt of the Tatmadaw onslaught. �What has happened to Hoyat and Laonyu villages is just another act of treachery which will not help strengthen the peace process started by Myanmar Government under the 2012 ceasefire agreement,� said the NSCN-IM. It also stated that �all concerned stakeholders� must abide by this ceasefire agreement in the interest of creating conducive atmosphere for lasting peace.
According to the NSCN-IM, what is important for the Government of Myanmar is to take cognisance of the historical and political rights of the Nagas and go for peaceful means �because neither India nor Myanmar is an enemy of the Nagas�. It also stated that any differences should be solved through peaceful political process.
�Aggression of the Indian armed forces in collaboration with the Myanmar armed forces on the rights of the Nagas in that part of Naga territory in the guise of flushing out the Meitei armed groups � UNLF, PLA and ULFA from Assam is a naked and deliberate violation of human rights,� the NSCN-IM added.
The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), while expressing its grave concern on the situation of the Naga areas in Myanmar, said that it �continues to stand for a culture of peace and respect for human rights�.