Ukl rally demands early solution

Source: The Sangai Express / Addie Chiphang

Ukhrul, January 24: Thousands of people took to the street of Ukhrul town today staging a massive rally from both the ends of the town at 10 am demanding an early solution to the Naga political problem.

The rally started from two points, Dungrei junction and Luiyainao junction and finally converge at TNL ground where a public meeting was held.

Five resolutions were unanimously adopted at the public meeting.

The resolutions include.

We reaffirm our reposed confidence on the collective leadership of the NSCN/ GPRN and to continue all out support to it till the resolution of the political issue between Naga people and the Govt of India.

We are determined to achieve self determination which is a fundamental right of every people and Nation in the world.

We once again reaffirm that we shall never waver or wear out under any circumstances until an honourable solution between the Naga people and the Govt of India is arrived at.

We stand by the resolution of Tangkhul people taken on 24th September, 1946, for unification of all Naga areas.

We demand that the Govt.of India demonstrate its commitment of sincerity into reality.

During the rally the rallyists carried banners and festoons emblazoned with the slogans " Rally for the early solution of the IndoNaga peace talk," "Nagas will judge the GOI/ Indian leaders by their action and not by words," "Peace process must answer the Nagas dream of human dignity", "We reaffirm our resolution of the 24th Sep, 1946".At the public meeting speakers highlighted the Naga struggle from the very beginning.

The most interesting part was that almost all the speakers were over 80 years of age and active executive members of the September 24, 1946 resolution, when the Tangkhul Subcommittee was formed under the guidance of ex-MP, the late R.Suisa.Among others September 24, 1946 resolutions included the demand of a sovereign Nation and not to pay tax to the Indian Government.

The rally was held in the backdrop of the ultimatum given by NSCN (IM) leader Th Muivah that the current cease fire will not be extended if no tangible solution is worked out.

Muivah had also threatened that his men would go back to the jungles.

The cease fire will expire on Jan 31, which is just a week away.