Thuingaleng Muivah, leader of India’s oldest rebel organisation, has told a news channel that he felt the Indian government’s abrupt decision to strip Kashmir’s special status was “unacceptable”.
The 85-year-old leads the National Socialist Council of Nagalim – Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) – northeast India’s largest rebel outfit with an estimated 5,000 to 15,000 members fighting for independence for more than four decades.
NSCN-IM, fashioned in 1980, alongside with other armed teams dependent in Nagaland – a Christian-greater part state – would like all Naga individuals unified in a new sovereign condition named Nagalim.
But the August five conclusion by the Indian govt to scrap Posting 370 of the structure that granted Indian-administered Kashmir valuate of autonomy has induced anxieties throughout the northeast area.
Nagaland is safeguarded by Article 371A, which exempts it from following Indian laws.
“India’s Kashmir decision [was taken] without respecting the history of the Kashmiris. [It] is not acceptable to us,” he said.
Expressing disappointment with the way the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi diluted Kashmir’s special status, Muivah said he feels “nothing short of betrayal” since India removed Kashmir’s special status and brought its only Muslim-majority region under direct central rule.