DIMAPUR, Feb 25 � An estimated 2000 people, spearheaded by the Naga Peace Facilitation Committee, Delhi (NPFCD) took to the streets of Delhi in a mass peaceful �Remonstration Rally� at Jantar Mantar, on Friday.
A press release issued by the conveners of NPFCD said the rally was held �in the backdrop of the long-drawn Indo-Naga political dialogues of the past more than 14 years.�
�The main demand of the rally was to impress upon the Government of India to accelerate the bilateral political dialogue to bring about a viable solution within a specific time-framed period based on the uniqueness of Naga history,� it stated.
Stating that the rally was successfully organised with the participation of the whole Naga community in Delhi, it said the rally has sent a strong message that Nagas would not compromise with their political and historical rights. It further maintained that Indian civil society, media houses and various solidarity groups also participated in the rally to show their support for the cause of the Nagas.
The NPFCD also submitted a three-point memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh where it demanded that Government of India take necessary steps to speed up the bilateral dialogue to bring about a meaningful political solution based on the uniqueness of the Naga history.
It charged that putting unnecessary restrictions and conditions on the movements of the Naga leaders violates the three primary principles on which Indo-Naga political dialogue has started, and that, Government of India adhere to the above mentioned principles in letter and spirit and that a meaningful and honourable political solution is sought for an early fructification of the peace process to end one of the longest conflicts in the world.