United Naga Council (UNC) perturbed by May 6 incident in Mao gate in Senapati district where two innocent students were killed, hundreds injured and thousands of Naga villagers were displaced, has on May 15 declared its commitment to protect the rights and existence of the Nagas and to initiate steps for the fulfillment of its objectives.
UNC condemned the Manipur state Cabinet’s policy to bar Mr. Th. Muivah, General Secretary of NSCN from visiting his native village and other Naga areas and unilateral backtracking of the Government of India (GOI) from its commitment.
UNC in a press release issued by Samson Remei, President, United Naga Council, Grace Shatsang, President, Naga Women’s Union, Manipur, Adani David Mao President All Naga Students’ Association Manipur and Phamhring Sengul Convenor Naga Peoples’ Movement for Human Right declared that Nagas in south Nagaland (Nagas in present state of Manipur) were steadfast and committed towards peaceful political solution and the integration of all Naga areas and urged government to demonstrate its sincerity and respect for the “Unique history and situation of the Nagas”.
It also lauded the Naga civil societies, conscientious individuals and civil societies from India and elsewhere for their solidarity and their commitment for the protection and respect of human rights and appeal to all neighbouring tribal communities and other conscientious communities to take their own decisive political position that would ensure their freedom and their existence as peoples.
Further, UNC declared to embark on a political journey to consolidate the “Indo-Naga” political dialogue which must culminate in an honourable and peaceful political solution.