The Eastern Naga National Government (ENNG) has warned the people of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh, including the people’s representatives, against attending the proposed meeting between the NSCN-IM and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs at Deomali in Tirap district on Thursday, saying the people of the three districts would otherwise have to face ‘dire consequences’.
In a press statement, the ENNG said the Arunachal Naga Students’ Federation (ANSF) invited the people’s representatives of the three districts, along with civil society groups, NGOs, student leaders, ministers and MLAs of the region to attend the meeting, which the ENNG said compelled it to issue the ‘warning letter’.
“Any individuals or representatives of their respective communities, welfare societies, NGOs, organization, student forums, ministers or MLAs whoever violate or defy this standing order, he/she shall bear the responsibility, and the serious action will be taken without further warning,” the press statement from the ENNG said.
The letter, further said the NSCN (IM)’s integration demand has nothing to do with the people of Arunachal.
“That has nothing to do with the people of Arunachal Nagas. It is crystal clear from the government of India that they (NSCN-IM) had accepted the Constitution of India to remain under Article 371(A) and within Nagaland,” the ENNG said in its statement.
“The Nagas living in Tirap, Changlang, and Longding districts are fed up with their antisocial activities and they are having a zero tolerance now,” the press statement added.
Meanwhile, the ANSF claimed in a press release that it has proposed the meeting on 9 August following a meeting with central government officials.