KU urges GoI, Myanmar to uphold human rights

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/24/2019 11:43:23 AM IST

Konyak Union (KU) while taking note of “the joint military manoeuvre against the NSCN within Konyak soil” has expressed dismay over “such odious act”, which it described, was an “uncivilized diplomacy” to curtail the age old Naga political issue.

In a press release, KU president Manlip Konyak and general secretary Honang Konyak said that the KU since time memorial had always stood for peace and for a peaceful solution. 
KU asserted that it had without any bias out rightly and consistently denounced any act of violence committed by any groups within its jurisdiction.
Asserted that the “quandary of Eastern Konyaks is still very pathetic”, the KU said the people had been living constantly in dread on account of militarized attitude being inflicted upon the region. “Our existence had seems invaluable to both India and Myanmar Government. Government sanctioning such drastic strategy itself proves its immature policy of the nation,” KU stated.
The union maintained that Konyaks had hustled in bloodshed, endured and killed for the past 70-80 years. “Today, the same should not be repeated nor we will succumb to it,” it stated. 
According to KU, the government giving sanctions for “indiscriminate bombardment” itself was a direct violation of human rights. It stated that such act of violence was a direct violation of human rights, which required to be tabled at the United Nations (UN). KU while considering the plight of the poor public urged both the Government of India (GoI) and Myanmar government to immediately restrain and opt for a peaceful solution. 
KU lamented that its peace mission for honourable solution had been shattered on account of such creation and infliction. The proposed Longwa summit, which was scheduled for May 17, 2019, had been called off temporarily, KU stated.
KU said Konyaks were shocked that during the June 16 joint operation, two Myanmar troops were killed and several injured on account of mistaken firing between the two parties. KU claimed that the dead body of the Myanmar personnel along with several injured were brought to Khamti town.
The union said it was deeply disappointed “to hear grieving Konyak brothers from Myanmar reproving the Government of India for instigating the Tatmadaw officials to unleash their barbaric act upon the poor Konyak public for huge returns.”
Therefore, KU has appealed to the Government of India to immediately talk with its counterpart and freeze “such barbaric operation.” It added that solution cannot happen without negotiation and peace.
KU also appealed to the Northeast insurgent groups to pave way for a peaceful and amicable solution. 
KU declared that Konyak soil “shall no longer be used to cradle any violence and bloodshed”, adding that “Our soil is to toil, breed and to survive but not to be stained with blood and chaos.”
Further, KU asserted that peaceful negotiation was necessary for any forms of solution. “Solution doesn’t mean to surrender but to come in term, learn to Co-exist together and to understand one another,” it emphasised. 
Every insurgent group, KU said must learn to retrospect. “Konyaks had suffered enough and we are in far afield for tolerance today. Konyak can no longer be ill with on account of any intractable ideology that breeds brutality,” KU pointed out.
The Konyaks while upholding their identity, traditional and customary rights, KU said sincerely aspired for peace, progress and development in their land like the rest. 
It stated that both the government of India and Myanmar government should comprehend “this very sentiment.” KU underscored that immediate measure needed to be initiated in order to find a means for peace. “Missiles can destroy a nation but not its spirit which is deeply rooted upon a solid rock,” KU added.

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