Responding to the clarion call of the United Naga Council (UNC) in Manipur to observe the one year completion of the ‘Framework Agreement’ signed between the NSCN (IM) and Government of India, Nagas in the hill districts of Manipur as well as in Imphal offered special prayers today for the “honourable and acceptable” solution for all the Nagas.
Public leaders including ex MLAs, tribe leaders, ADC members, Naga based social organisations and activists spoke on the occasion. The common desire of the Nagas in Manipur is “honourable and acceptable” solution for all the Nagas. They also want expedition of the peace process.
UNC president Gaidon Kamei said that Nagas in the hill districts of Tamenglong, Chandel, Ukhrul, Senapati and even Imphal observed the day with prayers for divine intervention in the Indo-Naga dialogue.
In Imphal, Naga Political Leaders Forum Manipur (NPLFM) organised the programme, where political leaders from various parties including former ministers/MLAs participated. “We want that the Indo-Naga peace process is expedited. We also want that the outcome of the talk should be honourable and acceptable to all the Nagas so that peace prevails wherever the Nagas are,” said NPLFM.
Meanwhile, in Senapati district, frontal organisations organized their respective programmes at different locations. The Naga Peoples Organisation (NPO) also submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India. A formal progamme was held at SDWA hall in the town, where NPO officials along with the Autonomous District Council (ADC) Chairman, the Vice Chairman, ADC members, Church leaders, NPMHR, SDSA, SDWA, and other public leaders attended. A mass prayer with special focus on the ongoing Indo-Naga peace process was conducted led by church leaders. Similar observation was also organized by all the tribe hohos of the district including Maram, Mao, Poumai, Thangal and Zeliangrong.
At SDWA hall, NPMHR activist Joyson Mazamo spoke on the present scenario of the Indo-Naga peace process. He also announced the release of NSCN-IM leader Anthony Shimray on bail from Tihar Jail on August 3 evening.
Meanwhile, former Poumai Naga Union president Ng Lohrii maintained that certain elements and groups are attempting to sabotage the ongoing Indo-Naga peace process. He cautioned the people to guard against such anti-Naga policies and agendas.
ADC Chairman ML Markson spoke on the need to expedite the peace process.
According to NPO, the memorandum appended by all tribe presidents was submitted to the Prime Minister today.
The NPO and its constituent tribe organisations expressed gratefulness and appreciated the efforts of the Prime Minister of India to find amicable and honorable solution to the Naga political problem. “Such significant event in the history of the Nagas has provided the Nagas a sight of hope and settlement which has been denied for many decades now. However, we express our confidence and trust in your leadership to bring lasting peace and harmony in the land of the Nagas and also North east India,” it added.
Nagas in Chandel pray for Framework Agreement
Chandel |August 3
Naga civil societies of Chandel led by Chandel under the aegis of the Chandel Naga People’s Organisation observed prayer services to commemorate completion of one year signing of “historic framework agreement” between government of India and NSCN (IM) on August.
The event held at District Indoor Stadium was attended by about 500 people comprising of leaders from various Naga Tribe Hohos, civil bodies, women’s organisations, students, church, village authorities, social workers and chief functionaries of NSCN (IM), a press note informed.
CNPO President WS Kanral Anal delivered the welcome address while Co-convener Steering Committee NSCN (IM), Thumpa Turiim as the main resource person focused on the signing of the framework agreement between the Govt. of India and NSCN (IM) a year ago, it added.
A memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for onward submission was read out by CNPO’s Joint secretary Wng Prem.
The event concluded with a mass special prayer for the framework agreement led Pastor of Chumbang Baptist Church, Rev. Y Halpu.
Zeliangrong organizations observe Framework Agreement anniversary
Imphal, August 3 (MExN): The first anniversary of the Framework Agreement signed between the NSCN (IM) and Government of India on August 3, 2015 was observed today at Tharon Rongmei Village Church campus, Thangmeiband, Imphal West. The programme was attended by leaders of Zeliangrong Baudi (ZB), Zeliangrong Youth Front (ZYF), Zeliangrong Students’ Union Manipur (ZSUM), All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM), Naga People’s Front (NPF), among other organisations. Village Chairmen and elders, religious leaders, intellectuals, women, youths and students from different Zeliangrong villages also participated in the programme, which was jointly organised by ZB, ZYF and ZSUM.
On Framework Agreement anniversary, ZU (AMN) urges for honourable solution soon
Imphal, August 3 (MExN): Remembering August 3 – the day Framework Agreement was signed between NSCN (IM) and Government of India last year – as an auspicious day for the Naga people, the Zeliangrong Union (Assam, Manipur & Nagaland) had a special sitting chaired by its President, Amu Kamei.
A press release from ZU (AMN) General Secretary, Azang Rongmei informed that the members present prayed to God to bless the Naga people a “golden chance” to solve the conflict, which is considered to be one of the longest in South East Asia.
Meanwhile, the union urged the GoI under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Collective Leadership of NSCN (IM) to bring out an honourable solution acceptable to both the parties as soon as possible.
The ZU (AMN) also prayed to God to grant good health and long life to all the leaders involved in the peace talk.