YS Mashungmi started walking from Dimapur on December 8 and then reached Kohima the next day Credit: Twitter image

Objecting to the one-man peace march across Nagaland by YS Mashungmi, a Tankhul Naga from Manipur, the Nationalist Socialist Council Nagalim said that such an operation with sensitive political implications was not authorised by the NSCN.

Recently, strong objections were raised over the alleged thrashing of Mashungmi by NSCN (IM) rebels, however, the outfit has recognised the youth as a bona fide cadre.

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Mashungmi undertook a journey by foot to spread the message of peace in Nagaland. He did this by carrying both the national flags of India and Nagalim. In a statement issued, the by NCSN recognised the youth as their own cadre and stated that “his daring venture, no matter how patriotic it may appear in the eyes of the beholder amount to violation of disciplinary code of conduct.”

“Security implication was also taken into account to abort his peace-march midway,” said NSCN (IM), adding that in the meantime he being debriefed to establish the idea behind his peace march.

Mashungmi started walking from Dimapur on December 8 and then reached Kohima the next day. Taking on the Indian National Flag in one hand and then draping the Nagalim Flag around his body, his march was to walk from Dimapur to Kohima and reach Zunheboto by foot.


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