DIMAPUR, Dec 16 – The United Naga Council (UNC), in a joint meeting held with tribe presidents, regional presidents and frontal organisations and representatives of political parties at Tahamzam, Senapati in Manipur today, has endorsed the Naga peace process while urging the negotiators for early settlement of the Indo-Naga issue.
The other resolutions adopted at the meeting, convened by the UNC, included endorsement of the objection to the attempt to bifurcate Naga areas for upgradation or creation of Sadar Hills, Jiribam, Tongei Marin, Phungyar, Tegnoupal and Kakching districts. It also acknowledged and endorsed the initiative of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation for bringing peace and reconciliation among the Naga brethren. Further, on the demand for an alternative arrangement outside the Government of Manipur, it once again urged the Government of India to intervene immediately with an alternative ‘political and administrative’ arrangement for the Nagas in Manipur pending settlement of the Indo-Naga issue.
Strongly endorsing the aspiration of the Nagas to live together under a single administrative roof, it cautioned that any political party or individual(s), who either in speech, written statement, visual display or in action, oppose the established and registered position of the Nagas will be deemed to be anti-Naga. The policies, programmes and activities of any political party which does not subscribe to the position of the Nagas will not qualify for the support of the Naga people in any manner whatsoever, it was resolved.