DIMAPUR, AUGUST 6 (MExN): The Naga Rising (TNR) has welcomed the recent resolution passed by the Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization (UNPO) during its XV General Assembly in support of a peaceful settlement of the Indo-Naga issue.
The UNPO had called for a peaceful resolution “which is just, long lasting, honorable and acceptable to both the sides”.
The resolution also “urges India to repeal acts such as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and the Disturbed Area Act which overly militarize the situation facing the Naga people”.
The TNR said that the UNPO’s support at the global level has kept the hope high for the Naga people. The respect and honor that the Naga issue commands is a matter of pride for our people, it added.
It called upon the Naga political groups and their leadership to guard against divisiveness and self-destruction.
“The current situation and how we respond to it, is indeed crucial, as it would define the kind of future that we want to see. Do we go back to the bitterness of the past or do we move forward towards a shared future of peace, prosperity and political honor? To defend the inalienable rights of our people, the Naga political groups as well as all sections of society must realize the pre-requisite of presenting a common political voice,” it added.
The TNR further stated that if Nagas do not come together, “the Government of India (GoI) will find an excuse to drag the peace process or impose its own design like it did in Jammu & Kashmir.” It further observed that the UNPO resolution is a reminder of the international obligation for the Government of India to fulfill its commitment towards a peace agreement that is honorable, inclusive and mutually acceptable.