Addl protests call rings out at Tml
Source: The Sangai Express

Tamenglong, June 16 (NNN): People from all walks of life took out a mammoth rally here today demanding unification of all Naga inhabited areas under a single administrative roof.

The rally was organized jointly by Tamenglong based social organizations- Zeliangrong Union, Zeliangrong Youth front, Zeliangrong Students' Union and Zeliangrong Women's Union as per the directives of the United Naga Council, Manipur.

The district administration put in its best efforts to stop the rally by promulgating restrictions under section 144 of the CrPC but backtracked later.

The rallyists submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India through the Deputy Commissioner Tamenglong signed by Puni Modoli, president UNC and D Dikambui president Zeliangrong Union (Assam, Manipur & Nagaland).

The memo expressed the 'deep anguish' felt by the Naga people at the undue delay in bringing an honourable and mutually acceptable solution to the Naga problem.

It also said that the Nagas are fed up of the imposed war and long for peace based on the unique history and situation and hoped that unification of Naga territories was the first step towards an honourable solution.

While urging the Prime Minister to expedite the peace process, the memo also said that talking seven years and still continuing is not honourable.

To erase the suspicion that the Government of India had not been sincere in their efforts to bring a final solution, the memo urged the PM to deliver justice, security and respect by expediting the ongoing peace process.

Speaking to NNN after the rally, Thaikhui Rongmei, SDM Tameng-long, who is presently taking the charge of the District Magistrate said that the district administration could not stop the rallyists due to want of adequate man-power and also because of the fact that using violent steps to stop the rallyists would only enrage them and create uglier situation.

And thus the district administration opted to restrain itself and allow the people to go on with their plans peacefully.

Meanwhile, Azang Longmei general secretary UNC said at that the UNC will take up a series of agitations against the Government's declaration of June 18 as State integrity day.

He said the steps include calling economic blockades, total bandh etc. The UNC will decide the date for the eco blockade but the total bandh will be on 21 June.

The UNC will decide the date for the eco blockade but the total bandh will be on 21 June.