The All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) on Tuesday appealed to the Southern Angami Public Organization to reconsider and revoke its resolution to ban Mao residents from entering the “Southern Angami Area.”
ANSAM urged the Mao Council and the Southern Angami Public Organization to exercise restraint until the issue is resolved precefully to prevent any untoward incidents within the Naga family, a release stated.
The ANSAM is disconsolate to come across a dispute over traditional land ownership between the Mao Council and SAPO, while the Nagas are praying for logical conclusion of the Naga Peace Talks with due recognition of ‘Naga Flag and Constitution’ and integration as ‘Inalienable Rights’ of the Naga People at this crucial time, it stated.
ANSAM would like to appeal to the Mao Council and SAPO to resolve the dispute in a peaceful manner by taking into consideration the crucial situation the ‘Nation’ is facing today, to recourse the traditional method of dispute resolution in a peaceful manner and family issues be resolved like a family.
It appealed to resolve the matter by “considering the impending socio-political upheavals of the Nagas and concerning 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 added.