Reconsider decision, six Naga MLAs appeal
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, May 02 2010: Reacting strongly to the Manipur Cabinet decision not to allow NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah to visit his home village Somdal of Ukhrul district in Manipur, Independent MLAs namely W.Keishing, W.Morung Makunga, N.Awangbow, K.Raina, Dr.Khashim Ruivah and D.Shaiza have termed the development as 'very unfortunate'.

The six Independent MLAs while appealing to the state government to reconsider its Cabinet decision on Thuingaleng Muivah's visit to his birth-place, said that as responsible peoples' representatives the state government should be doing more to usher in further peace in the region instead of taking measures against the aspirations of the people.

"If the state government's policy is intended to thwart any initiative of bringing peace then it definitely is against the peoples' wishes and aspirations and in that situation, we, as peoples' representatives will have no moral obligation to continue in office," explained the six MLAs.

"It is the decades' long cherished aspirations of the people that, the Naga political problem is permanently solved.

Incidents of killing and bloodshed have tremendously reduced and peace and security have begun to establish in the region ever since IndoNaga cease fire agreement was made.

However, it is only a momentary peace as permanent peace is yet to come.

People in general have been hoping against hope that the Indo-Naga peace process will finally bring permanent solution which is acceptable to all.

As responsible people's representatives, the government of Manipur should rather ask the negotiating parties to speed up the peace process so as to bring peace and tranquility in the state," said the six Independent MLAs.