Arunachal govt urged to talk with NSCN (K)
Itanagar: Concerned over the recent
letter issued by NSCN (K) to all the legislators of
insurgency-hit Tirap and Changlang districts in Arunachal
Pradesh, an organisation on Tuesday urged the state government to
start a dialogue process with various rebel outfits operating
in these districts.
The letter, reportedly signed by NSCN (K) chief S S
Khaplang, directed all the 12 MLAs to withdraw support from
the Dorjee Khandu government or else face dire consequences.
"The government cannot and must not continue to ignore
the burgeoning problem for which developmental activities in
the districts have come to a screeching halt," the Society for
Promotion of Nocte Indigenous Culture (SoPNIC) said in a
It added, "Whenever there is firing between the both
the factions of NSCN or army operations, leaders of all hues
and heads of work departments run away, leaving the common
people to fend for themselves. Needless to say such practise
only aggravates the problem as no one is left in the district
to address them".
They urged the NSCN (K) to withdraw the letter and
request it to resort to other democratic means to hammer out
the differences amicably.
"This letter has done what killings, kidnappings,
extortions, etc in Tirap district for the last many years
could not do. It has awakened the conscience of the people of
the state at long last. The strongly worded letter has shaken
and trampled the very foundation of our democratic setup,” it
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