IMPHAL, September 20: The United Naga Council (UNC) has expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Naga tribal public for responding positively to the call of the council for mass Naga public rally organised on September 9 at Ukhrul Headquarter, September 14 at Chandel District Headquarter, September 15 at Tahamzam (Senapati) and September 17 at Tamenglong Headquarter to welcome the Indo-Naga historic peace accord signed on August 3 in New Delhi.
A statement of UNC said the rally was organized to also condemn the controversial ‘anti-Naga tribal bills’ and resolutions passed by the Manipur Legislative Assembly on August 31 and killing of nine civilians including a minor and injuring hundreds of others on August 31 and September 1 while defending inalienable rights of the tribal people and its political aspiration in Churachandpur.
It once again appreciated tribe presidents, district apex organisations, Naga frontal organisations, regional frontal organisations, church leaders, politicians, social workers, village headmen and chairmen and the general public for huge turnout in the rallies.
The signing of the Indo-Naga historic peace accord based on unique history of the Nagas and its situation was a hard earned political achievement for bringing lasting peace in the region, the UNC in the statement said.
The UNC appealed to all the Naga tribal people to stand united and remain alert with preparedness to defend its inalienable political rights from repressive, oppressive and suppressive measures of state(s) forces or adversaries to peoples’ aspiration.
It further appealed to all the Naga public to extend all out support and co-operation to any call of the council in near future.