Seeking solution on Indo-Naga peace talk, mass rally held in Ukhrul

Seeking solution on Indo-Naga peace talk, mass rally held in Ukhrul

Imphal: Thousands of people, mostly tribal students, took part in a rally in Manipur’s Ukhrul town on Wednesday to demand speeding up the Indo-Naga peace process.
The rally, organized by the Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong (TKS) Students’ Union, supported the ongoing peace talks between the Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) in New Delhi.
Rally participants chanted slogans such as “implementation of the framework agreement,” “we want solutions,” and “in solidarity with collective leadership.”
“There is a delay in the flag and the constitution, which is our main issue. There is no compromise on our main issue,” said Ayung Sayai, leader of the Wung Tangkhul region.
TKS Vice President Omry Ningshen explained that the rally was organized for two reasons: to demand the Center to speed up the Indo-Naga peace process based on the Framework Agreement and to confirm that the NSCN/ Negotiations under the banner of GPRN have a mandat of Naga people.
Two ceasefire agreements were signed between the Indian government and Naga groups, one in 1964 and the other with the NSCN-IM in 1997, aimed at facilitating dialogue and negotiation.
Still, they have failed to yield any positive results till date.
The NSCN-IM is at loggerheads with the Government of India over the issue of a separate flag and constitution.

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