The NSCN-IM said in a statement that the "Naga flag with divine origin cannot be traded or bargained to make the Nagas as infidel people".
IFP Editorial: Manipuri tribes had been aligning themselves with the Naga brotherhood espoused by AZ Phizo years ago while Kukis are trying to consolidate the Kuki-Chin-Mizo brotherhood for a separate aspiration as opposed to the Naga aspiration. Meanwhile, Meiteis were caught in a time-warp.
Imkongliba Ao was a visionary leader with extraordinary courage and strategic foresight, the Nagaland governor stated in his message.
Naga Independence Day celebration is not a universal declaration but it is self declaration Independence Day ahead of Indian Independence Day from the British colonial rule, Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim kilonser L Gonmei said.
A time has come for the Naga brethren to unite and humbled down before God and pray for fruitful settlement of the long pending Naga political struggle, Tangkhul Naga Wungnao Long president SA Ramnganing said.
The United Naga Council (UNC) urged all organistations under its jurisdiction to “prayerfully” observe the “Naga Independence Day” on August 14 in their own ways in their respective places as a special occasion.
The Naga Hoho stated no forces can stop and alter the food habit and culture of another community whether through legislation or force.
Such killing, brutalities and human rights violation has become too rampant in the cease fire areas when Naga peace talks for finding enduring peace in the region is in advanced stage."