Press Statement on abstention from Orange Festival

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PRESS STATEMENT
Dated Tahamzam, 18th December, 2012

The United Naga Council acknowledges with appreciation the cooperation and solidarity of the general public of Tamenglong District towards making the call to abstain from participating in the state sponsored Orange festival a significant success. The mass abstention speaks out loud and clear of the peoples’ sentiment which is for an alternative arrangement outside the communal Government of Manipur.

We also congratulate the All Naga Students’ Association Manipur(ANSAM) and its constituent units, the Zeliangrong Youth Front(AMN), Zeliangrong Baudi(Manipur), other Zeliangrong organisations and leaders of political parties for effectively campaigning for the boycott of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur in the Orange festival .

The spontaneous response from every section of the society has made the boycott peaceful and truly demonstrative. We shall continue to count on the cooperation of the public in all the Naga areas as we engage the communal forces both from within and without through the people’s movement for securing the established position of the Naga people till our common aspiration is achieved.

Publicity Wing
United Naga Council

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