Ukhrul: The Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong is organizing “One Day Peace Rally” on November 8, 2023 at Ukhrul Headquarters.
In a press conference, vice president of TKS, Omry Ningshen stated that “the rally is aimed at raising a collective voice for two reasons:
1. To expedite the Indo-Naga peace process based on the Framework Agreement.
2. To re-affirm that, the negotiation led by the collective leadership under the banner of NSCN/GPRN has the mandate of the Naga people.”
A note issued by TKS stated that “Aimed at addressing Naga aspirations, the Naga Club, the first political organization of the Nagas was established in 1918 before India attained independence. However, despite India’s independence for more than 7 decades, a lasting solution to the Indo-Naga conflict is still pending. Two ceasefire agreements between India and Naga, one in 1964 and another in 1997 meant to facilitate dialogue and negotiation neither resulted in a positiveconclusion till now. The Naga people continue to hope for a peaceful and just settlement to their long-standing issues.”
Adding further, it said “the Nagas’ political journey has been marked by tears, sweat, blood and significant sacrifices in terms of lives and property. However, our determination to achieve our initial goals has never wavered. Notably, the negotiation process after the 2nd ceasefire resulted in a significant advancement in understanding and ultimately led to the signing of the “Framework Agreement” on 3/08/2015 by the representatives of both India and the Nagas.
While the Naga people anxiously await a resolution, there are forces both internal and external, diligently working to create confusion and disunity within the Naga family. In these challenging times, it is imperative for concerned Naga individuals to unite collectively and speak in unison.
The moment has arrived for us to demonstrate our solidarity and assert collectively to expedite the peace process on the Indo-Naga issue, based on the ‘Framework Agreement’ which is honourable and acceptable to both the parties. It is also a time to reaffirm that the negotiations led by the collective leadership under the banner of NSCN/GPRN carry the unequivocal mandate of the Naga people.”
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The Saklong has appealed to all concerned Naga citizens to participate in this peace rally in unison. The rally will begin at 10:00 am from two points and converge at one place for a public meeting.