IM leaders interact with Ukhrul people
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 13: The 2-day Consultative meeting of the Tangkhuls attended by 12 representatives of the NSCN (IM) concluded today at Ukhrul Union Baptist Church.


participants from nearly 300 village authorities, public leaders, NGO representatives and Church leaders, 12 representatives of the NSCN (IM) led by its Home Minister Rh Raising, deputy kilonser V Horam, C-in-C of Naga army Hanshi, brigadier of Naga army Living Stone attended the consultative meeting.

On the first day of the consultative meeting held under the theme, "Uniqueness of Naga histoiy," Dr YL Mingthing Director of TAA moderated.

Addressing the gathering Rh Raising emphasised that there are 42 recognised Naga tribes and 25 regions.

He added that Nagas are a community oriented people and the concept of socialism the Nagas believe in is not something borrowed from Karl Marx.

Raising further said that the NSCN is a people's based Government and hence any matter or issue is always introduced in the Morung or the Tatar Hoho (Assembly) for a collective decision to be taken.

It is on this basis that the political dialogue with the GoI is being taken up, he added.

The Home Minister added that peace for the Nagas will come only when there is mutual recognition of Nagas' identities and its political roots are honoured.

Former Minister in the State Government, Dr M Horam presented a paper on the topic, "The Nagas future and the role of the Tangkhuls".

Since the Convenor of the Steering Committee VS Atem was indisposed, his paper was read out by Brig Living Stone.