The All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) on Wednesday stated that it is disconsolate to come across a dispute over traditional land ownership between the Mao Council and the Southern Angami Public Organization (SAPO) during this crucial time when the Nagas are praying for logical conclusion of the Naga Peace Talks.
ANSAM appeals to the Mao Council and the Southern Angami Public Organization to resolve the dispute in a peaceful manner taking into consideration the crucial situation the Nation is facing today, a release stated.
It urged to take recourse in the traditional method of dispute resolution in a peaceful manner, reminding that family issues should be resolved like a family.
ANSAM stressed to consider the impending socio-political upheavals of the Nagas and to keep in concern the common goal to bring cohesion, socio-cultural harmony and peaceful coexistence within the Nagas as a family under the roof of one umbrella.
“As followers of Jesus Christ, the Prince of peace, let us all be reminded of our duty as Christians during this Christmas season to be the agents of peace and goodwill to all men,” it stated.
ANSAM urged the Mao Council and the Southern Angami Public Organization to exercise restraint until a peaceful solution is reached to prevent any untoward incidents within the Naga family.
It further appealed to the Southern Angami Public Organization to reconsider and revoke its resolution to ban the Mao Citizen from entering the Southern Angami Area with effect from December 15.