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3rd anniversary of Framework Agreement observed

UKHRUL | Aug 3 : Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) today organised a programme at Town Hall, Ukhrul to mark the 3rd anniversary of the Framework Agreement signed between the government of India and NSCN/GPRN on 3 August 2015.

Thousands of people from all walks of life attended the commemoration of the anniversary.

While recollecting the first visit of AZ Phizo to Ukhrul In 1948, director of Tangkhul Theological Association (TTA), YL Mingthing reminded the gathering that Naga land belongs to the Nagas. He conveyed his deep belief that Naga customary practises will be honoured and financial freedom will be upheld after inking the final agreement. He implored for unity and forgiving spirit among the Naga brethren.

A memorandum was also submitted addressed to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India through the deputy commissioner of Ukhrul mentioning that Naga people without any reservation support the signing of the historic Framework Agreement entered by the two c entities, GoI and NSCN/GPRN on August 3, 2015. It also mentioned that the Naga people will oppose any attempt made to shift the paradigm by subtlety creating confusion. It also stated that the paramount interest of entire Naga people is to safeguard the permanent peace with India through mutual respect and understanding.

The charter of the demand included in the Framework Agreement should remain a bilateral one and dilution of its sanctity in any form will not be acceptable, it said.

The memorandum further stated that the Framework Agreement should be brought into realisation at the earliest, and demanded that the peace effort between the two entities should not be contingent upon the whims and fancy of a non-entity. The memorandum was jointly signed by presidents of Tangkhul Naga Long, Shanao Long, Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong, Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long and chairmen of Zingsho Longphang, Zingtun Longphang, Ato Longpjang and Aze Longphang.

Meanwhile, Chandel Naga People’s Organisation (CNPO) has submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister today subsequent to the observance of the 3rd Anniversary of the Framework Agreement.

A release of the memorandum signed by president, CNPO, LV. Robert Lamkang called for an early solution of the Indo-Naga peace progress while stating that the Naga struggle for freedom has reached 70 years and the Ceasefire Agreement had crossed 20 years. Asserting that many Nagas have suffered a lot during the ‘long process’, the memorandum also stated that the people’s organisation revive its hope and trust in the GOI on which the Framework Agreement which recognised the right of the Nagas, was signed on August 3, 2015 between GPRN and GOI.

CNPO, in its memorandum, further made an appeal to the Central government to bring an acceptable solution to the peace-talks at the earliest.

~IFP

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