IMPHAL- The United Naga Council (UNC), apex body of the Nagas in Manipur state has organsied People’s rally on August 9 in all Naga areas of Manipur for resolving the Indo-Naga political issue based on the Framework Agreement.
About ten thousand people took part in ‘Naga People’s Rally’ on Wednesday demanding early implementation of the Framework Agreement in Tamenglong.
People hold placards like ‘Respect the Unique History and situation of Nagas’ Resolve Indo-Naga Political Issue’ Naga People’s Rally for resolving Indo-Naga Political Issue based on Framework Agreement’ “No Impose Solution’, ‘Nagas plead for return of peace and normalcy in Manipur’ Naga Flag, Constitution and Integration are Inalienable rights of the Naga people’.
Addressing the public, UNC Working Committee Secretary Ch. Thotsho said Naga issue is a Political issue not law and order issue. We demand sovereign power; we are never part of neither India nor Myanmar.
Naga people have a Unique History and position. Sovereign lies in two entities that are Nagas and India’s which is clearly mentioned in the Framework Agreement which was signed on 3rd August 2015. He appeals to the public of Tamenglong to stand united and we shall overcome some day.
Earlier in press statement the UNC said that ” The Indo- Naga peace process has made significant progress with the signing of the Historic Framework Agreement between the Government of India (GOI) and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) on August 3, 2015. However, the inordinate delay in signing the Final Agreement is a cause for concern and has the potential to derail the peace negotiation,” UNC said in its statement.
Later, Memorandum was submitted to Narendra Modi Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of India through the Deputy Commissioner Tamenglong District.
The rally also taken out in In Senapati, Ukhrul, and Chandel, districts.
It may be mentioned here that in 2016 the UNC protested against the creation of the seven new districts in Naga areas of Manipur alleging it encroaches upon the ancestral lands of the Nagas in Manipur.