NPC sticks to severing ties from GoM
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 01 2010: The 3rd Naga Peoples' Convention (NPC), called by the United Naga Council, at Senapati today has resolved that the Nagas will sever all political ties with the Government of Manipur, and henceforth there shall be a total political non-cooperation movement against it.

Declaring that the 'imposed ADC election' was "null and void", the convention resolved that under no circumstances shall the district councils be allowed to function in the Naga areas, conveyed a press release.

Because of the severance of ties, the vacuum in governance and administration created thereby must be filled with an alternative arrangement worked out by the Government of India in consultation with the Naga people at the earliest possible time, it asserted.

The Government of India must exercise its political will to bring an honourable and acceptable settlement of the Indo-Naga issue at the earliest notwithstanding any attempts to sabotage this process.

The convention agreed that principles of the said declaration would guide all future actions and policies of the UNC.

It also empowered the UNC to constitute a committee of members with expertise and experience drawn from the Naga community for pursuing the establishment of an alternative arrangement with clearly defined terms of reference.

The convention held under the theme "Towards Self-Governance" was convened in the backdrop of the continued and persistent denial of the rights of Nagas in the present state of Manipur and in the face of recent events engineered by the Govt of Manipur which has created a war-like situation in Naga areas.

More than 2000 Nagas from all walks of life and from all Naga areas packed the venue of the convention.

Besides the UNC president, the convention was also addressed G Vashum, representative of Naga Hoho; Mani Charenamei, Convener, Naga Parliamentarians' Forum; Dr Khashim Ruivah, representative of resigned Naga MLAs; Sword Vashum, Retd.Addl.


Comptroller & Auditor General; M Dili, president NPO Senapati; ST Nunghlung, president, CNPO; Ramthing Hungyo, Convener, Tangkhul Coordination Committee and Ningthoudai, Convener, Zeliangrong Interim Body.

All the speakers pointed out the need for Nagas to come together and stand up for the realization of their rights, added the release.