NSCN (IM) salutes Jadonang
Newmai News Network
DIMAPUR, Dec 2 : The NSCN-IM said on Monday that "in the history of Naga freedom struggle, nobody can take away the place of Haipou Jadonang as the pioneer of Naga Freedom struggle". The NSCN-IM also said that the Nagas are proud of him for having inspired the Nagas to uphold the political identity of the Naga people against the "mighty British imperialist".
It added that Jadonang’s sacrifice was a testimony before the world that the Naga people are ready to lay down their lives in defense of their historical and political rights.
"The fact that Nagalim Calendar 2020 published by Ministry of Information and Publicity (MIP) not having mentioned about Haipou Jadonang as Naga freedom pioneer does not in any manner intend to undermine his place in Naga political struggle," the NSCN-IM clarified. "What is highlighted in the calendar does not reflect the details of Naga historical facts," it said, adding, "It is just a brief account of the Indo-Naga political talks and the travails that brought the talks this far".
The NSCN-IM then assured, "Certainly, MIP will do the needful in the next edition of Nagalim Calendar to make special mention of Haipou Jadonang".