GPRN appreciates, political camp held at Tamenglong
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, October 08: The Government of Peoples' Republic of Nagalim (GPRN) has appreciated and expressed its gratitude to all those who took part in the safe release of its Kilo Kilonser AK Lungalang and 12 other associates from the custody of Manipur police commandos.

In a statement, the ministry of information and publicity of GPRN thanked the Government of India for its timely intervention for immediate and safe release of Lungalang and his official colleagues, who it said were on their way to address a participatory workshop on Indo-Naga peace process at Tamenglong headquarters.

The serious concern and prompt action of the GoI and its machineries indicate sincerity and commitment in the current peace process, the statement said, adding that this has a lot of bearings on the road to lasting Indo-Naga peace process.

GPRN also appreciated the Government of Manipur for its �mature handling of the situation� inspite of mounting pressures from �various vested individual sections or organizations.� �The entire episode awakens Naga population and reminds them of victory over trials while on the route to their promised land�, the statement claimed.

Meanwhile a one day political awareness camp for Zeliangrong region was held at the Tamenglong Khunjao Community Centre (ground) today, said police sources.

The meeting which saw a huge turn out with around 2500 was presided by MK Winning, CAO Zeliangrong region.

A number of people including Steering Committee member Ringthing Rongmei, Tatar MK Panmei, and Levy Tangkhul CO of Ngampi Bn spoke at the meeting.

All the speakers addressed the gathering in Manipuri, said sources.

MK Panmei who attended as the chief guest said that there is neither a Greater Nagaland nor a Smaller Nagaland.

Nagas are one wherever they may be; he said and asked all to have faith in the National workers, reports our correspondent.

The main agenda of the meeting centered around the need to bring reconciliation and unity between the IM group and Khaplang group of the NSCN.

The meeting also expressed strong opposition to the proposed Tipaimukh Dam.

It was also decided that a representative from the Zeliangrong community should be invited to the peace talk underway between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM).

Other speakers from the public also voiced their concern over the large scale extortion and imposition of taxes on vehicles on NH-53 and opined that this practice is one of the primary factors for the lack of development in Tamenglong district.