More Naga organisations condemn Myanmar situationDIMAPUR | May 21
Many Naga organisations have expressed their concern on the “ongoing Myanmar’s military aggression against the Nagas in Naga Self-Administered Zone (NSAZ) in Myanmar”.
The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC), the Naga Hoho and the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) strongly termed the situation in the Naga Self-Administered Zone (NSAZ) in Myanmar as a “serious matter”.
On Tuesday, the NTC said that the Nagas in Myanmar are in their ancestral land and they are the aboriginal owners of the land and its resources. “Whereas, the disturbing media reports on the nature of the offensive Myanmar army against the Nagas are found to be targeting not only the suspected militants but the general populace,” stated the NTC. It also added “If the ongoing aggression continues, the innocent and defenceless Nagas will face the same fate of the Muslim Rohingyas who had to flee their homes in lakhs under the pressure of ethnic cleansing by Myanmar Government”.
The NTC then said that the Nagas in Myanmar are in their own land and they are not illegal immigrants in that country. It also stated that the “military offensive” against the Nagas, particularly the general populace can never be justified. “Such aggression is a total violation of human rights and is therefore condemned,” the NTC said.
Also issuing a press statement in this regard, the Naga Hoho has urged for the “cessation of the ongoing military operations the Naga Self-Administered Zone (NSAZ) of Myanmar”. The Naga Hoho also expressed that the “ongoing operations are alarming” which are being “conducted in co-ordination with the Indian security forces”.
The Naga Hoho then said, “While attempts were going on in both Myanmar and India for an honourable settlement for the Nagas, the governments of both Myanmar and India have “time and again exhibited actions not befitting their official policy and assurances.” The Naga Hoho then alleged that the Nagas in the NSAZ have “been subjected to untold sufferings due to discriminatory policies of the state.”
According to the Naga Hoho, the Myanmar Government, “at the behest of the military” has imposed unwarranted and arbitrary sanctions, fund cuts and disruption of essential supplies. “In 2016, the situation snowballed to a humanitarian crisis when scores of children died due to outbreak of measles. In March 2019, ten Naga leaders were arrested by the military junta in-spite of the fact that they were on a mission to lay the groundwork for a peace process between the Nagas and the Myanmar Government. Since then, the ten Naga leaders are languishing in jail,” the Naga Hoho added.
The Naga Hoho then told the governments of India and Myanmar that “Nagas are courageous and bold enough to stand firm even in the face of overwhelming adversity.”
According to the Naga Hoho statement, “irrespective of border or factions, we will not be mute spectators when their rights are being so mindlessly trampled upon and will collectively do everything in their power to protect our land and the lives of our own blood.”
Also issuing a press note, the NSF said that it is “total violation and mockery to the ceasefire agreement of 2012 between the Government of Myanmar and the Nagas.” The apex Naga student body then said that “such war kind of situation only renders the innocent villagers and public at the receiving end and they are made to bear the brunt of the standoff.”
The NSF then urged Myanmar Army and the NSCN (K) to immediately stop military confrontation and amicably solve the matter through dialogue in the interest of the people. The NSF also appealed to the international community to condemn “such an act of war.”
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