The United Naga Council (UNC) is deeply concerned by the proposed rally of the Kuki Inpi Manipur in selected places including Imphal capital on 4th July, 2014. The UNC in good faith strongly believes that opening old wounds and creating fresh hostilities is not the wish of anyone, be it the Kukis or the Nagas. The UNC strongly believes that justice for the victims, be it Kukis or Nagas, can be achieved only when the quest for such is underpinned and founded on the spirit of reconciliation and forgiveness.
But such sinister efforts are being orchestrated by the communal Government of Manipur (GoM) to divide the tribal communities in Manipur further so that the hegemony of the GoM can be perpetuated. The GoM has gone beyond the sponsorship of the June 18 commemoration to allow a rally that opposes any peaceful and honourable settlement of the Indo-Naga issue.
We have always maintained that we respect and support the rights and aspirations of other communities just as we wish that ours is given its due. The rally as given out in the media is being organised not in pursuit of any political demand but to demonise the Indo-Naga political dialogue that is to bring about a peaceful and honourable settlement.
The United Naga Council in its Presidential Council meeting held on 3rd July, 2014 took serious exception to the state sponsored rally which will be staged even in the capital Imphal and to thereby incite communal hatred and animosity. Any unwanted incident or consequences arising out of this blatant disregard for peace and harmony will be the sole responsibility of the GoM.
United Naga Council