ZUF alliance NNPGs for Indo-Naga Peace Talks
Imphal, 19th Dec: The Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) on Saturday said that it has entered into an alliance with Naga National Political Groups (NNPGS) and has become a part of the Indo-Naga peace process in furtherance of the political objective and future of the Zeliangrong people.
In a press release, ZUF secretary of information Hozam Thaimei said NNPGS had organized several consultative meetings with public leaders, social workers, intellectuals, villages and church leaders and leaders of Civil Society Organizations of Zeliangrong community at various places of Manipur including Longmai (Noney) and Imphal besides meeting public leaders of other Naga tribes of Manipur.
The Chairman of ZUF Raitu Chawang and member of NNPGS Working Committee highlighted the progress of the Indo-Naga peace process and rubbished aggressive and false propaganda of NSCN (IM) that NNPG is only for Nagas of Nagaland, the ZUF stated. The NSCN (IM)’s threat to shoot public/anyone who attends the NNPG meeting is itself a counter-productive gesture and is meant only to confuse and mislead the public and to hamper the peace process which has been the aspiration of the general Naga public, it added.
Further, it stated that such violent obstruction needs to be condemned by one and all especially at this crucial juncture when all Naga national political groups/governments should be joining hands in the political journey to materialize lasting and honorable solution for all the Nagas of Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and other parts of North East India.
It added that during the Consultative Meetings, leaders and intellectuals shared their views and expressed support for an early Indo-Naga solution after witnessing the competencies of NNPGS in detail.
ZUF appealed to the Zeliangrong people in particular and the Naga public in general to extend cooperation to achieve the common goal/solution as agreed upon between the government of India and NNPGS Working Committee, it added.