‘ANSAM stands for peaceful negotiated political settlement’
The 2nd Legislative Assembly of ANSAM was held on October 11 in Senapati, Manipur. (NNN Photo)
Newmai News Network
Senapati | October 13
"The ANSAM stands for peaceful negotiated political settlement which is mutually acceptable and honorable."
The All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (ANSAM) urged all the stakeholders to be mindful of “core and emotional issues with prudence while finalizing the political talks,” as it was for an honorable and just political solution that is inclusive of all the Nagas and their territories, and with recognized Naga Constitution and Naga Flag.
This was unanimously resolved by ANSAM in its 2nd Legislative Assembly held on October 11.
The assembly of the student body was hosted by Thangal Students’ Union (TAJ) at the backdrop of the "crucial time" of the Indo-Naga political negotiation that is to end the longest armed conflict in South Asia. The assembly was attended by the representatives of all the Naga tribes students’ unions from the state of Manipur.
Besides other issues, the assembly deliberated on the current development of the political talks between the Government of India (GoI) and National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) which has captured most of media and public attention on the differing position in regards to separate Naga Constitution and Naga National Flag.
ANSAM "represents the voice of the Naga youths and students numbering more than four lakhs currently residing within the state boundary of Manipur."
According to the ANSAM, the fate of the Naga youths was invariably tied to the outcome of the current political negotiation. Both the negotiating parties have enormous responsibility to let the youth inherit a peaceful and promising or a violent conflict future, it added.
The ANSAM further said that the position taken by the Naga representatives in the political negotiation was the direct outcome of various public consultative meetings, which were participated by every traditional Naga bodies, civil societies including the student body.