Dated Tahamzam, 19th April, 2013
The second leg of the United Naga Council(UNC) political tour in Naga areas was undertaken in Hunphunl(Ukhrul) district in association with the Tangkhul Naga Long(TNL) and the respective Longphangs(Zonal Organisations) of the region from the 16h to 19th April, 2013. The political tour was carried out mainly with a view to study the socio-economic conditions of the Nagas which is weakening by the day and to verify the tall claims made by the Government of Manipur on schemes/projects submitted in the tripartite talk as development initiatives taken up by them in tribal areas. Interactions were held with village elders and public leaders of the areas visited and the common refrain was the loss of hope for a future with dignity on all fronts under the communal Government of Manipur.
The tour programme concluded with a joint meeting under the aegis of the Tangkhul Naga Long at the Long(TNL) Hall, which was participated by the Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong, Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long and the Chairmen and Chairmen/officials of the Longphangs, Members of the Senior Citizens Forum, former Presidents of the TNL, Church leaders and social leaders. The contours of the tripartite talk process on the demand for an alternative arrangement outside the Government of Manipur was highlighted in the joint meeting which also emphasised on the need to be organised and be in continued preparedness for taking forward the people’s movement to its logical conclusion. The highpoint of the joint meeting was the reaffirmation of the fullest support for the political aspiration of the Naga people.
The entire tour programme was hosted by the Tangkhul Naga Long.
United Naga Council