IMPHAL: The United Committee Manipur (UCM) has termed the recent killing of six NSCN(IM) cadres, including two from Manipur namely Somaya Shatsang of Huishu village, Ukhrul district and Somipam Shaiza of Chamu Village, Kamjong district, by a combined team of 6-Assam Rifles and Arunachal Pradesh Police on July 11 as very unfortunate.
In a statement released by UCM Secretary IPR BM Yaima, the committee said that value of a life in the state where various small indigenous groups are settling is quite precious.
Stating that multiplicity of crisis still continues despite the protracted peace process between the Government of India and NSCN(IM) to bring peace, UCM said that it is the need of the hour for our hill brethrens to ponder over the approach of the Government of India. It is the need of the hour for the Naga brethrens to study whom to trust, who is working sincerely, and who is betraying the people with motive of gaining an advantage.
We need to conduct an analysis on whether the two NSCN-IM cadres from Manipur had laid down their lives for a reasonable cause or they felled prey to the betrayal of the outsiders.
It questioned if it is not an utmost necessity to study as to how the GOI had defined the Naga peace process in its initial state and the interpretation of it now.
The recent attempt of RN Ravi to hold separate meeting with NNPG to give two different interpretation of the Naga peace talk can be treated as a divide and rule policy, UCM stated and questioned the Naga brethren if they still believe that the GOI is trustworthy enough to be left to decide the destiny of the hill and valley people of Manipur.
Reiterating that people of the state should decide their own destiny and should not let outsiders to intervene and judge the affairs of the state, UCM expressed its firm belief that mutual understanding among the communities and discussing the issues at hand to find a long lasting solution.