Military offensive continues in Eastern Konyak area, says EKU

DIMAPUR, MAY 20 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/20/2019 11:13:02 AM IST

Eastern Konyak Union (EKU) Myanmar Monday claimed that Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) continued to bomb forest area near Chen Hoyat village.

In a press release, EKU Myanmar president SA Khotai and general secretary K Honwang stated that Hoyat, Throilu and Nyanching villagers were still living in fear due to military buildup. EKU stated that there were no NSCN cadres in the area, but Tatmadaw was attempting to create fear in the minds of villagers. The union said for almost a week innocent villagers were in dilemma as they cannot move from the village due to continuous firing by Tatmadaw.

It said people were disappointed with Myanmar government, which had failed on its promise for development and ending military rule. 

According EKU, NSCN (K) has affirmed that the group was still upholding the ceasefire agreement with Myanmar government signed in 2012. The union said NSCN (K) has claimed it has not fired a single bullet at Myanmar army personnel even though they were several military operations were being launched against the group. NSCN (K) has also reportedly affirmed that until the Myanmar government withdrew ceasefire, they would uphold and respect the ceasefire rules. 

According to the union, NSCN (K) also claimed that Myanmar military operation continued in the Naga areas. EUK stated that NSCN (K) vowed to stand for historical and political right of the Nagas. Since May 16, 2019, EKU said the Tatmadaw has been continuously firing, but NSCN (K) did not retaliate in order to maintain peace in the public area.

Meanwhile, EKU has expressed gratitude to NSCN (I-M), NNC (Parent Body), FNR and NMA for coming out in support of Eastern Konyaks. It further requested Naga political leaders to show concern as Eastern Konyaks have been protecting the cause of Naga nation. It urged every Naga national leader to realize and think of the suffering innocent people were enduring for Naga historical right.

EKU has also reiterated its appeal to Myanmar and Indian armies to stop firing and bombing public places on humanitarian ground.



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