In the history of Naga freedom struggle, nobody can take away the place of Haipou Jadonang as the pioneer of Naga freedom struggle, said NSCN (I-M) in a release.
The Nagas are proud of him for having inspired them to uphold the political identity of the Naga people against the ‘mighty British imperialist’, it said, adding his 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 release further clarified 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 intended to undermine his place in Naga political struggle.
It continued what is highlighted in the calendar does not reflect the details of Naga historical facts. It is just a brief account of the Indo-Naga political talks and the travail that brought the talks this far, the release added.
Certainly, MIP will do the needful in the next edition of Nagalim calendar to make special mention of Haipou Jadonang, said the NSCN (I-M) release.