/IMPHAL, May 06 MU :
Mao Council under the aegis of the United Naga Council (UNC) observed the 6th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of (late) MeliChakho and (late) DikhoLoshuo at the Martyrs Park, Mao gate on Friday.
The observance is held in the memory of two students who lost their life at the hands of Manipur Police on this particular day during 2010, while trying to control a large agitators in Mao Gate of Manipur, bordering Nagaland.
The imposition of AFSPA in all the Naga inhabiting areas by government of India, is an implicit idea to end all the Naga peoples and the then Prime Minister Jawaharal Nehru was the main proponent of the ideas, said UNC (United Naga Council) president Gaidon Kamei while speaking at the observance.
“Naga National Problem is a political issue, so cannot solved through other means. And, Naga got its Independence a day ahead of India’s independent from the then British Rule, the president of Naga CSO added. The Naga efforts for “peace process”, he stated that the neighbours are trying to hijacked and sabotaged it.
The Naga apex CSO president also said that the Manipur CM O Ibobi and his deputy Gaikhangam is harassing the Naga People to protect their interest.
“The Naga are not save under the communal government of Manipur”, the UNC president Gaidon Kamei stated criticising in a veil manner.
President Gaidon Kamei said also criticised three Bills in the state assembly by terming it as “Anti-tribal Bills” and stated, “Manipur government introduced and passed the “anti-tribal bills in the Manipur Assembly”. And he also strongly challenged the reported statement (of an MLA in the assembly) that there is no Naga in the Manipur state by adding that this may not be end of the Manipur Government and they have determined to sabotage the Naga Talk.
Calling the attention all Naga people, he asked to prepare physically and mentally to defend the Manipur government and “Naga will not compromise its history, culture, identity,and national at any cost. Naga have to stand together for this cost”, Gaidon Kamei said.
Naha Hoho President ChubaOzakum called for Naga Unity in his speech at the Martyrdom Observation.He said time is not far away for the Naga political solution, which Naga has been waiting for the moment for more than past70 years.
He said, “let’s not lose the hope for the solution” and made appeal to all Naga not to fight among themselves”. He said the people Naga did not recognised the artificial boundary between the Nagaland and Manipur.
He expressed hope that Naga leaders will not betrayed the people of Naga, unlike the past. He also said that the historic framework agreement that was signed between NSCN and Government of India on 3rd August 2015 will fulfils the Naga aspirations.
“Though we have not known the exact contain of the agreement, we have heard from different angles that some of the main point of the agreement is to recognised the unique Naga history, recognised the universal principal of the democracy that sovereignty lies with the people”. He added that the frame also proposes to agreed the settlement according to the wishes of people, showing sovereignty and both (GOI and NSCN) agreed to maintain co-existence.
Leaders from All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM), Mao Students’ Union, Naga Students’ Federation, Naga Women Union, NMA, NPMHR, ZB attended the observace and marked the respect to the departed students by offering solidarity messages, florals tribute along with two minutes silence observation. Family members of the two students were also present in the observation and large numbers of students from Mao area also attended the observation function.
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