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UNC takes out peace rallies in 4 Manipur dist HQs

By Newmai News

SENAPATI/TAMENGLONG, Dec 17 - Nagas under the aegis of the United Naga Council (UNC) took out rallies in the district headquarters of Tamenglong, Chandel, Ukhrul and Senapati in Manipur today �for the honourable settlement of Indo-Naga peace talk�.

The rallies were significant as the Manipur Legislative Assembly will convene a special session on December 18 to deliberate on the Naga peace talks and other issues.

In the rallies, people displayed banners and placards reading �Peace rally for early and logical conclusion of Indo-Naga peace talk�, �Peace will benefit all�, �Peaceful co-existence through Naga solution�, �Historical mistakes be not repeated�, etc.

At the end of the rallies, a memorandum was submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through the respective district administrations, stating that the �Naga people also acknowledge and appreciate all the former Prime Ministers of the country who have made sincere efforts and immensely contributed to resolve the Indo-Naga issue�.

The memorandum added that the Nagas �highly valued the recognition of the unique history and situation of the Nagas by the Government of India under the leadership of the then Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the year 2002 which demonstrated the seriousness and genuine concern for settlement of the protracted violent conflicts in the Indian sub-continent�.

The memorandum stated that under the �able leadership� of Narendra Modi the �historic Indo-Naga Framework Agreement was signed on August 3, 2015 in New Delhi paving the way for a final settlement which we hope would be acceptable and honourable to the Naga people�. It added that the Naga people �wholeheartedly endorse the Framework Agreement with the belief that their identity and rights are respected and secured�.

�While assuring our unwavering participation and support to the peace building initiatives in our land, we earnestly entreat you to conclude the Indo-Naga peace process keeping in mind the unique history and situation of the Nagas and based on the true spirit of the Framework Agreement signed on August 3, 2015�, the memorandum added.

On the issue of flag and constitution, the memorandum said, �We are also convinced that a separate Naga National Flag and Constitution must be recognised by virtue of the unique history and shall form the basis of the final settlement�.

Present and former UNC leaders, Naga Women Union (NWU) leaders, All Naga Students� Association, Manipur (ANSAM) leaders, members of NPMHR and others addressed the rallies.

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UNC takes out peace rallies in 4 Manipur dist HQs

SENAPATI/TAMENGLONG, Dec 17 - Nagas under the aegis of the United Naga Council (UNC) took out rallies in the district headquarters of Tamenglong, Chandel, Ukhrul and Senapati in Manipur today �for the honourable settlement of Indo-Naga peace talk�.

The rallies were significant as the Manipur Legislative Assembly will convene a special session on December 18 to deliberate on the Naga peace talks and other issues.

In the rallies, people displayed banners and placards reading �Peace rally for early and logical conclusion of Indo-Naga peace talk�, �Peace will benefit all�, �Peaceful co-existence through Naga solution�, �Historical mistakes be not repeated�, etc.

At the end of the rallies, a memorandum was submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through the respective district administrations, stating that the �Naga people also acknowledge and appreciate all the former Prime Ministers of the country who have made sincere efforts and immensely contributed to resolve the Indo-Naga issue�.

The memorandum added that the Nagas �highly valued the recognition of the unique history and situation of the Nagas by the Government of India under the leadership of the then Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the year 2002 which demonstrated the seriousness and genuine concern for settlement of the protracted violent conflicts in the Indian sub-continent�.

The memorandum stated that under the �able leadership� of Narendra Modi the �historic Indo-Naga Framework Agreement was signed on August 3, 2015 in New Delhi paving the way for a final settlement which we hope would be acceptable and honourable to the Naga people�. It added that the Naga people �wholeheartedly endorse the Framework Agreement with the belief that their identity and rights are respected and secured�.

�While assuring our unwavering participation and support to the peace building initiatives in our land, we earnestly entreat you to conclude the Indo-Naga peace process keeping in mind the unique history and situation of the Nagas and based on the true spirit of the Framework Agreement signed on August 3, 2015�, the memorandum added.

On the issue of flag and constitution, the memorandum said, �We are also convinced that a separate Naga National Flag and Constitution must be recognised by virtue of the unique history and shall form the basis of the final settlement�.

Present and former UNC leaders, Naga Women Union (NWU) leaders, All Naga Students� Association, Manipur (ANSAM) leaders, members of NPMHR and others addressed the rallies.