NPMHR reaffirmation

Dimapur, 13th December 2006

The Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights taking this opportune moment of the conclusion of the musical celebration of indigenous peoples ‘Harmony through Culture’ which was held from 10-12 December 2006, wish to thank all well wishers for their solidarity and support which made possible the meaningful time of reflection, sharing and reaffirmation.
NPMHR thank all its senior members for their sincere and positive contribution and creative suggestions for taking peace and human rights agenda to the people.

NPMHR once again acknowledge many of our short comings, and we admit that we have failed the people in many fronts, by way of circumstances or through our unintended actions provoking people’s displeasure. With outmost humility we say sorry to the people for any inadvertent hurts caused. NPMHR once again reaffirm our commitment to reassert the rights of the Nagas without prejudice to any other.

This year’s international human rights day theme reflects the need for all people to take up the responsibility of addressing the issue of poverty as duty. The promotion and protection of human rights has to be complemented by ensuring humane development and just security.

NPMHR seriously considers that development should begin with the development of human mind facilitating the liberation of human spirits. Development should involve effective participation of the people to ensure that the masses meaningfully own and participate in the process.

NPMHR considers the health crisis such as the AIDS and HIV +ve cases has to be dealt with creativity and with a humane touch. The silent war on AIDS has to become a public agenda and collective effort needs to be evolved to address this humanitarian crisis with a right based approach taking into consideration the multiple causes such as poverty, underdevelopment, environment degradation, conflict which leads to further proliferation of this serious health concerns impacting more on the most vulnerable in the society especially like the indigenous peoples communities.

NPMHR will continue our open commitment towards ushering in a society where all humans, both men and women, will enjoy the common dignity and continue upholding their unique roles in society which will facilitate harmony. NPMHR continues to further its commitment for women empowerment to create a society which is respectful and uphold the dignity of women acknowledging our common humanity.

Finally, NPMHR reaffirm our sincere commitment to continuing efforts to initiate people-to-people dialogue and supporting the ongoing reconciliation process and peaceful accommodation both within the Naga family and with other communities basing on the inalienable truth that all humans have rights with responsibility to reclaim a future that is peaceful, just, humane and with dignity.

Dr. Lanusashi Longkumer, Convenor, NPMHR Nagaland
Joyson Mozamo, NPMHR Delhi
Phamhring Sengul, Convenor, NPMHR South
Nepuni Piku, Secretary General, NPMHR Secretariat
Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights