Sept 9, 1978: NPMHR founding day remembered

Dimapur, September 8 (MExN): The Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) is observing its foundation day on September 9. On the day, the NPMHR acknowledges the founders of the organization. 

“It was on this day in 1978 that a group of enlightened courageous Naga individuals launched the Naga peoples’ Movement for Human Rights at Delhi. Amidst a period political and military repression and indiscriminate violation of human rights this organization emerged with the commitment to voice out our “situation” to the world and to restore human dignity and honour to the Naga people,” a press release from the NPMHR stated today.  

The organization congratulates the individuals “whose response to the needs of time has ushered in a change in perspective to us and our issue. We are reminded of our responsibility to carry forward our cause and to also ensure continuity in this noble task of establishing a nation and people of dignity. We proudly recall the moments where we all participated in programmes and issues together as ONE voice and effort.”

The organization expressed belief that no issue or situation including the Indo-Naga political impasse is insurmountable. “It only requires of us to respond as ONE PEOPLE committed to a dignified future. We recall the past phases of our political struggle some of which are inspiring though some are painful,” the NPMHR stated.   

Acknowledging that “we are caught in intra conflicts which do not render our National cause any good,” the NPMHR called upon Naga citizens “irrespective of any station in life come together to assert our right to live as dignified people.”

“We have a date with destiny and it requires of us to match it as one people with undivided strength and in one assertion,” the press release said.