Newmai News Network
SENAPATI |Oct 11
United Naga Council (UNC) urged Naga politicians in Manipur to shed differences and exhibit their “collective position” towards the ‘Naga cause’. Towards this end, a ‘One-Day Conclave of Naga Autonomous District Council (ADC) Members’ was held at Thangal General ecological park, Mayangkhang in Senapati yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, UNC president Gaidon Kamei said that “it is time” for Naga politicians, Naga village chiefs, church leaders, different Naga outfits and different organizations to exhibit “our collective position” regarding the Naga political issue.
He said that the peace talks are in “advanced stage and we cannot afford to lose this finest opportunity.” Gaidon Kamei also said that “if we do not take a right decision at this crucial juncture we will not have future.” He said that the Nagas’ assertion for the settlement of the Naga issue is not a “privilege but it is our political right.”
Markson, Senapati ADC chairman, Namsinrei Panmei, Tamenlong ADC chairman, K. Dickson, Ukhrul ADC chairman, members of ADC from various districts, S. Milan, general secretary of UNC and its executives, W. Asha, president of Naga Women Union, NPO executives, ANSAM executives, tribe presidents, village chiefs and church leaders attended the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, ML. Markson said that though Naga ADC members hail from different political parties they will co-operate each other when it comes to the Naga political issue.
The ADC chairman of Senapati rued that Naga politicians have been facing various difficulties. He alleged that empowering of ADCs has been denied by the State government right from the beginning.
He continued that they are ready to vacate their positions for the Naga political solution if the need arises and appealed to the UNC to continue “strengthening the movement”.
Namsinrei Panmei, Tamenglong ADC chairman, expressed his gratitude to UNC for organising such conclave and also for bringing all the Naga ADC members together. “It is time to open our eyes and strengthen the political position leaving aside all the differences,” said Namsinrei Panmei. He also said that ADC members should stand firmly “for the Naga solution at all cost.”