Nagaland: UNC to hold ‘Naga Peoples Rally’ on Aug 9 in Manipur over Naga issues

UNC in a statement said the rally will be held on August 9 at Headquarters of Tamenglong, Chandel, Ukhrul and Senapati districts.

KOHIMA-  The United Naga Council (UNC), the apex body of the Nagas in Manipur state has announced that it will organize a mass rally on August 9 in all Naga areas of Manipur for resolving the Indo-Naga political issue based on the Framework Agreement.   UNC  urges people to participate in this people’s rally .

UNC in a statement said the rally will be held on August 9 at  Headquarters of Tamenglong, Chandel, Ukhrul and Senapati districts.

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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.

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It further said that to register their collective sentiment to the Government of India for exercising political will to hammer out an early negotiated solution to the protracted Indo-Naga political issue in the spirit of framework agreement and to usher enduring peace in Naga areas and northeast in general, all conscientious Naga citizen as stakeholders and well-wishers are requested to extend utmost cooperation and participation in the proposed rally prayerfully.

Meanwhile, 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.

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Aside from the creation of Noney, Kamjong, Tengnoupal districts, UNC vehemently protested against the creation of Jiribam district carved out of Tamenglong district and Kangpokpi distirct carved out of Sadar Hills. The apex Naga body to this day has not recognized the new districts in Naga areas.


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