AFSPA be there and Educate the Armed Personnel

Let normalcy return, then we will look into it. The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will be not be revoked in Manipur, said Shivraj Patil… (Sunday express: 8/8/04). Even if there are not any chances to revoke the AFSPA this time in Manipur or any parts of India. Let the Armed Personnel go to school and educate themselves not to harass, rape and kill the innocent civilians taking the advantage of AFSPA.

Do you think the civilian sponsored the insurgents? Do you think the villagers feed with good food and hide them in their houses? Do you think the innocent people are happy with the insurgent problems? Do you think the state government can solve the insurgent problem in North East India? The Indian Express, Journalism of Courage, also writes, No central leaders has even initiated a dialogue with the insurgents The Union Home Minister said, We cannot force them to talk to us But the question is, Is it possible for the State government to solve the insurgent problem in Manipur or any other states in India? The innocent villagers (civilians) are helpless under insurgency threat.

In the same situation, the State Govt. also helpless to deal with the insurgents and they have not even authority to grant the demand from the insurgencies. The Armed Personnel easily beaten up, rape and kill the innocent civilians taking the advantage of AFSPA. The innocent villagers are helpless when the insurgents with sophisticated weapons demanded to give food or shelter. Like the Armed Personnel, the insurgent takes away like chicken, pig etc without paying a single penny. How long the innocent villagers can feed the insurgents? Do you think that the innocent villagers love to feed and hide the insurgents? If the insurgent forced to take shelter or food in your house what will be your reaction?

Is it your life more important or losing your one-day meal or sleepless night? It would be good to ponder yourself if you are in such situation. The underground generally lives in the forest. As they also human being and they take food. When they are hungry, they go to the villagers for food and if the villagers refused to give the food, they are sure to get gun butt or any big stick around them. The civilians are always helpless and in dilemma. The Cinema halls are closed down in Manipur. Even the local journalists are helpless. The local polices are helpless. Yes what the police with Rifle can do. The insurgents have sophisticated weapons. When the Armed personnel come to learn the insurgent taking food or hidden in the villages. The Indian Army especially the Assam Rifles easily beaten up, rapes and kills the innocent villagers. It is the innocent villagers who give 

Food and shelter to the insurgents but they would give only when threat comes from the insurgents. Not one works and lives for other people. After my matriculation, once one of my friend and I were forcefully taken to the jungle as a ransom for the villagers for not giving money to the insurgents. Bu later we were released after the payment to the insurgent. Please do not blame the innocent villagers. When any of the paramilitary is going to North East India, they give a special training and instruction about the N.E. people.

The Indian paramilitaries are taught and impaled the strong idea against the insurgents by saying that they are your enemies. But the fact is that the insurgents are not against the Indian paramilitary forces but they have their own demand from the central government and it needs to be solved through peaceful dialogue with the insurgents. Be a good soldier and fight against the Indian enemies but do not harass, rape and kill the innocent people. Most of the Indian paramilitary forces have just pass Class VIII and they have no much knowledge to analyze about the critical situation. But since the army officers are educated and they should teach their children not to harass, rape and kill the innocent people.

The Indian Army also human being like, any other human being. They have their own children and wife to feed and want to live in this world. They are not the suicide squad. Why forcing the Indian armies to fight against the insurgents? Armies are easily killed in ambush. All the citizens of India should appeal the Indian government to take initiative to solve the insurgency problems so that our fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters who are in Indian armed force are not sacrifice as a ransom for not taking the initiative by the central govt. to solve the insurgency problem. Many armed forces do not want to die simply and they are angry when their officers send them to fight against the insurgents in the village.

And when they could not find the insurgents in the village, their anger leave on the villagers as if the innocent villagers had done something wrong to them. But they should always remember that it is not the villagers who create problem but the insurgents. The Union Home Minister said that they cannot force the insurgent to talk to them but how can peaceful solution can bring forth without a peaceful dialogue with the insurgents. Will you not say anything to your black sheep in your family before the whole family is defamed and destroyed? If you think so, let the insurgents continue to growth in North East and other parts of India till they are strong enough to disturb or destroy the whole India. Otherwise it is high time for the Home Minister to take initiative to solve the insurgent problem in India and educate the armed personnel not to harass, rape and kill the innocent people.

Cpoyrigt @thohepou 2004

Source: http://blogs.rediff.com/thohepou/2007/04/

 

New Year thoughts: To become a better neighbor in 2016

  1. Your status in 2016: Instead of sharing and showing off what you did and what you are in your Status update in Facebook, it would be much better to share what others did for you and for others as the other people will be benefited from that unless what you did or what you are is going to inspire or help someone. Sometime, we may need to reveal what we did for others and who we are but it may be no necessary to reveal every time unless it is demanded.
  1. Share information and knowledge: Those who come to know any information news (news article) related job opportunities, health, wealth, safety, education or anything that will be beneficial to your friends in Facebook and other social media (and neighbors in real world), should share with others unless we are too selfish and always eager to have it for ourselves.

I sincerely hope and pray that in 2016 everyone ( and readers of this thought) may start to share more information with others to help each other. Otherwise, we shall become quite selfish and learning ourselves keeping secret from others. There are abundant of information available in google world and other medias, but due to lack of time and other reasons, not one is able to have all the information or data with us. Therefore sharing information with your friends would be great help to your friends and loved ones.

Sharing information with others is always good; it also shows our inner heart: One thing I want to share with you about sharing news or information with others: As a creator and Admin. of Nagalim Times and some others… I need to and have to share some informative news and other interesting article with other people (members). And to share or doing this, I have to first read and share, and thus helped me more (myself more) than others. Because, some people may no even read or like it , but you, as you have read and shared with others, it helps you a lot. In one word: those who help others help themselves and broaden their mind.

Not only sharing informative news or article with others, we should also share our knowledge and wisdom with others. There are two advantages of sharing your knowledge and wisdom with others – it helps you to sharpen (increase) your knowledge and wisdom. And other people will be benefited learning from you. The disadvantages are – without sharing (in any form) the knowledge with others, your knowledge will gradually vanish with pace of time and other people (friends or neighbors) will never be benefited from you.

  1. Sharing worldly materials: Through our activities in social networking, many a times our virtual-world attitude and heart reveal our real-world heart. You know that there are some people who love to share their things with others. You know that there are also some people who do not want to share with others what they have. You know that there are some children do not want to share their sweet – candy with their peers. If you do not want to share any informative news or information with others in virtual world, I do not believe that you can be a good neighbor too in real world, and you have the heart to share your food and vegetables with your neighbors. Life is always a part of learning, and we learn a lots through our own experiences or from others. I hope that we start learning to share with others and experience the joy of sharing with others – may be any informative news ( or knowledge and wisdom) or any worldly materials that we have in real world.

 

By: Dr. R.B. Thohe Pou

Delhi Police back to back up the North East people in Delhi

22 Dec. 2015: After the infamous booklet published by the Delhi police on “Dos and don’t” for NE students in July 2007, now the Delhi police is back to back up the North East India people in Delhi. The booklet on ‘Dos and Don’t’ went viral in social networking site and in all the local and national news paper. The good intention of the Delhi Police was assumed (turned out) to be a direct attack to the NE people by many NE people, and believe that the booklet was a discrimination, alienation from NE, prejudice, divisive policy etc.

Today the Delhi police is helping many NE people in Delhi and other cities too.  Their good Samaritan work is now vividly seen and published in many social media and other printed media.  In recent Delhi police recruitment especially for the NE people is encourageable, and it is believe that more NE people recruitment into Delhi police will be able to tackle the various problems encounter by the NE people in Delhi.

A special credit goes to IGP Robin Hibu IPS Nodal Officer for North East Region,  and his team for helping the NE people in Delhii and working out to bring justice for the NE people.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Delhi Police’s Security booklet on Northeast

In every northeast website, the story of Delhi Police’s Security booklet is still a burning story, a breaking news; different opinions from different writers continue to pour on…

The internet is full of prominent newspapers and illustrious NE writers expressing their views on this whole Hibu incident. Given below are just some of the results Google churned out:
Police booklet for NE students betrays prejudices – The Telegraph.
Dos & don’ts in Delhi irk NE students – The Economic Times.
NE students don’t want any diktats – The Times of India.
Delhi Police booklet for NE triggers protests – The Hindustan Times.
Delhi cops tell students from NE how to behave – The NorthEast Tribune.
Local media takes up ‘security tips’ for NE students – Aizol Times.
Social profiling of NE students draws flak – E-PAO
Booklet for NE students triggers protest – The Nagaland Post.
Row over NE students’ dress code – The Assam Tribune.
Delhi cops tell students from NE how to behave – Good Morning Star.
NE in Indian Mainstream – Kangla Online.
Delhi ‘profiles’ to protect – Zogam Online.
Insecuring Cultures – David Buhril @ E-PAO
Alienating the NE – DMT @ aizoltimes.com
Developing the Right Attitude – Donald Tsang @ E-PAO
Unwise Delhi Police divisive policy on NE – Thohe Pao @ sinlung.com
Do’s and Dont’s for NE People at Delhi – F. Silkam Sangma @ E-PAO
DISCRIMINATION! Delhi police profiles northeast students– Akangjungla Longchar (The Morung Express) @ nagalim.nl
‘Delhi police security booklet’ In the eye of the storm– Longrangty Longchar (The Morung Express) @ kuknalim.com
In Delhi do like the Delhiites do: Delhi Police – lawrkhawm.com
Police booklet for NE Students – mi(sual).com
We deserve an apology from the IPS Officer – Kuknalim Forum.
The NE population may help Delhi locals – assamonline (yahoo groups)
Is it the case of Good intentions going wrong? – Great Indian Mutiny
Sickening Delhi polices 7 sisters – Journalist + Blogger “N”
Battle over the Dress Code for NE Girls – mouthshut.com.
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Opinion on Delhi Police’s “Security Booklet”
Ethnocide: The Great Hibu Fiasco
Kima read the booklet and blogs.
Delhi Police’s Diktats and us
Bidyananda Hanjabam on Robin Hibu’s “booklet”
The Chinky Syndrome
Courtesy : The Sangai Express Editorial
Insecuring Cultures
David Buhril says Culture or Identity is defined by smell, taste and colour
Developing The Right Attitude
Donald Tsang says we need to develop ‘right attitudes’
Unwise Delhi Police divisive policy on NE people
R.B. Thohe Pou vent out at Delhi Police “security booklet”
Do’s and Dont’s for NE People at Delhi
Febroneous Sangma vent out at this “security booklet”

Unwise Delhi Police divisive policy on NE people

By: R.B. Thohe Pou *

We are happy that we have an IPS in Delhi from North East India. He is from Northeast and people from NE may feel good because there is some one from NE who can fight justice for the NE people. But bringing out the booklet, “Security tips for the Northeast students/visitors in Delhi” is unwise booklet, which brings more insecure and division to the NE people from the mainstream India.

Today, there is a booklet on, Security tips for the NE students in Delhi, but I am afraid that tomorrow there may be many such similar booklets for each community living in different parts of India. In every city or town there are some minority people and if we make a separate rule for the minority group with the interest of the majority people, the minority people will have no place to live. Bringing the booklet on, Security tips for the northeast students in Delhi is one of the most unwise booklets.

I am indeed sad to learn that IPS who seems to be educated person is trying to divide the NE people, and divert the NE people from the mainstream Indian. We know that there are many politicians trying their best to bring unity in diversity in India. But he is just enjoying writing to divide the people. Most of the NE people want to have their own state/nation as we observed in last 30-50 decades. So trying to divide and make such kind of discrimination would be added another chance or encourage to go ahead with their agenda to live a separate nation.

I am sure that it is not wise to make rule for some specific people. I think we should always take precaution in writing very critical view or making such of separate rule for those insurgent dominated region. If they are hurt, law is nothing to do and the gun/sword what they have in their hand may be used to find the justice.

I am sad because the Delhi Moral Police is treating us unwisely also they are indirectly destroying the good work of last 20-30 decades of our politicians. Mr. IPS from Arunachal Pradesh might have gone out of his head. How can he insist to make separate rule for the NE and divide the northeast people from mainland India when many politicians are trying to bring the whole northeast people under the mainstream of India, if he continues to insist on his writing, thinking that “Pen is mightier than sword”, I am afraid that some of the insurgents from NE may teach a new lesson that “Sword is mightier than Pen” in this modern world.

We all need to know that in this modern world, no one is the boss to dictate. It is becoming very difficult to use force without the concern of the people. Let’s learn to live together peacefully and share the problems to solve the problems for there is no any human problem, which is too difficult to solve.

Related Article on NE Dress & Behaviour
TSE News 14th Jul ’07 TSE News 17th Jul ’07
Dressed to kill ?? – Jenni Readers Reply
Dress code of NE girls for cops’ failures – Oken Sandham
A Foreigner In Own Country – Jimmy Wahengbam
Dress Code In Delhi University? – Hopson Sapam
On discrimination in Mainland India – Hahat Melchior
A Manipuri in New Delhi – Alberto Mangsatabam
Northeast Students Protest Rally In Delhi – Lalremlien Neitham
The Clogged Space – David Buhril

* R.B. Thohe Pou contributes regularly to e-pao.net . The writer can be contacted at thohepou(at)rediffmail(dot)com . This article was webcasted on July 20th, 2007

Naga Soldier

I shun my home, my family, my love.
To serve my Mother is a soldiers’ sacrifice.
To brave and lead towards the foe!
Some will die for Mother’s freedom sake.

Duty to serve, duty to risk,
To run the gauntlet, I gave my life for country.
My blood I paid as ransom of my country’s freedom,
The ultimate cost for freedom’s sake.

Families pride though little solace.
I Sacrificed… Myself for country sake.
Near and dears ones I know not,
Their hearts are torn, grief for me.

The jungles are my home, trees my friends.
The songs of birds reminds me of my youths,
The rivers play me some melancholy music.
As I lay down on the rock, my eye moistened.

Sacrifice for thee my Mother, my Pride,
Though I bear the solemn grief, with pride I wear.
Let my countrymen curve my name on my grave stone,
That my children with tears will bear a pride.

Dedicated to my True Naga Soldier

With Love, Kendy Pamei

No giving up on sovereignty, integration: Muivah

NSCN (I-M) ato kilonser Th. Muivah has affirmed that there was no question of giving up Naga sovereignty and integration issue.
Maintaining that NSCN (I-M) would never give up both issues, he said there were “some people” who were trying to create situations in a very “treacherous” manner by spreading “meaningless propagandas”.
Addressing hundreds of Nagas from Nagaland, Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar (Burma), who joined the celebration of 69th “Naga Independence” Friday at NSCN (I-M)’s council headquarters, Hebron, Th. Muivah assured the Nagas that the talk was inclusive of “our sovereign right and integration”. No force could stop the Nagas from exercising their rights, he added.

During several rounds of talks between government of India and NSCN (I-M), Muivah said the group had categorically pointed out that Nagas have been kept divided by the external forces and not by Nagas themselves and that they (Nagas) have every right to be integrated into one.

“Nagas have every right to be one, to live as one under our own administration, this right can never be questioned by anyone…we are standing for integration at any cost, we have to work it out” said Muivah.
Time and again, Muivah said NSCN (I-M) have told government of India that whenever any problem arise between Nagas and the “neighbouring people”, government of India attempt to “please others” at the expense of the Nagas, which, he said was an “insult” to the Nagas.

Muivah said NSCN (I-M) have been maintaining that without integration there would be no solution whatsoever and that if government of India wanted to solve Naga issue it should honour integration of the Nagas.
After many rounds of talks, he said government of India also understood the “unique history and unique situation” of the Nagas and agreed to find out a way to “work out” for integration as there were “some practical difficulties”.
Stating that Nagas today want to understand their neighbours and respect their rights, he said likewise the neighbours should also respect the rights of the Nagas as it was the “only way to understand each other”.
On sovereignty, Muivah said that Nagas would never give up their sovereign rights and would not choose to be under the Indians by ignoring their history.

He said Nagas and India have come to understand each other and for which they have recently signed a “framework agreement” respecting the wishes of people for sharing the sovereign power as defined in the competencies.
Earlier, in his key note address, Muivah highlighted the political talks and the recently signed Naga Peace Accord. He reiterated that time has come for the Nagas to “come together and understand each other”.

Muivah said if Nagas failed to grab the opportunity this time it would be a loss for the Nagas. He once again called upon other NPGs/ factions to understand each other regardless of the past and work together for a solution for the best of the Nagas. A presidential address of NSCN (I-M) president Isak Chishi Swu was read out by kilo kilonser Rh. Raising.

Earlier, messages were delivered by Naga Hoho vice president, Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisaiton president and short speeches by United Naga Council president, Zeliangrong Baudi NC Hills, Assam president, Arunachal Chief Council, Tirap and Changlang districts, Eastern Naga Students’ Association (Burma) president and founder and advisor GBs Federation, Nagaland T.L.Angami.

The chief guest, Th. Muivah also hosted the Naga national flag which was followed by parade GFTHQ, Naga army. The gathering was also enthralled by Lotha Sentahn cultural troupe, Dimapur with a folkdance, Chakhesang Patriotic folksong by Diphupar and a cultural presentation by Dimasa Bamunpukhuri.

Invocation was said by Rev. Vitovi (CNC), silent prayer in remembrance of martyrs was led by general secretary CNC Rev. Seksim Kasar, vote of thanks by convenor organizing committee V. Horam and benediction by CHQ Church Hebron Pastor Rev. Joseph Ruivah. Nagaland Post

Naga peace Accord: India is not our threat, says NSCN-IM Chief

New Delhi, Aug 14: The complete details of the Naga peace accord may not still be clear, but leader of the NSCN (IM) Thuingaleng Muivah has indicated that it is an honourable solution accepting the wishes of the people to share sovereign powers. He however maintains that the people of Nagaland should not expect a 100 per cent as yet as the accord paves the way for discussions. Sharing of sovereign powers: The exact wordings in the framework agreement reached between the NSCN (IM) and the Government of India reads, “Accordingly both parties have reached an agreement on August 3, 2015 as an honourable solution accepting the wishes of people for sharing the sovereign powers.”

Muivah maintains that this would broadly mean that both sides will respect each other and the wish of the people to share sovereign powers. It is an understanding that we have reached with the government of India, he says while also adding that framework agreement provides for an inclusive and new relationship of peaceful co-existence. The Nagas must understand it is difficult for the government of India to accept all the demands and we need to understand the difficulties of the Indian government as well. Give and take policy: The NSCN (IM) also spelt out that it is not possible for to expect a 100 per cent out of the framework agreement immediately. It has the set in motion a negotiation process and gradually everything will fall in place.

 

We have understood the difficulties of the Indian government and they ours, the NSCN (IM) chief says. It is a give and take policy and both sides will negotiate. If the government of India has taken a positive approach to the situation then it is our duty to do the same, the leaders also said. Both have decided to work out a solution. Both sides cannot turn their backs on each other now. The negotiations will be carried out with utmost care and all contentious issues will be removed. We cannot afford to go wrong on this as it would hurt us, Muivah also said. Bringing the neighbours on board: The NSCN (IM) chief admitted that brigning the neighbours onboard was crucial.

There are issues that are persistent with the neighbours in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. We need to seek out peace with all them through mutual understanding. There is no point in dealing with this situation by means of confrontation. We need to have a peaceful approach and also make our neighbours understand our point of view. He also reiterated that the threat to the Naga people were not the Indians. It is the will of God that we must follow, the leader also said.

Speeches by various NPGs on 14th Aug 2015

   15 Aug. 2015 2:40 AM IST

NSCN (I-M) Yaruiwo, Isak Chishi Swu

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
My beloved people, I thank the Almighty God for giving me this opportunity once again to greet you all on this historic day. I also thank all of you for your unwavering support and unceasing prayers for the cause in all weathers. History will ever speak of how our people stood their ground even during the worst kind of situation in our struggle for national future.
I pay homage to all the martyrs who had given their supreme sacrifices for the nation. I assure you that their sacrifices will never go in vain. Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim will never forget those war orphans and widows. I salute all the national workers for their undaunted spirit at all times of national trials and ordeals in upholding and defending the rights of the Naga people. I urge upon each one of you to stand together to building our land for the future generations deserve a better world where they can live with pride and dignity.
My dear countrymen, after nearly two decades of enduring and sustained negotiations with the Government of India (GoI) we have now come to a concrete “framework Agreement” which was signed on August 3, 2015.
I strongly reiterate that the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) is firmly committed to bring about a lasting and an honourable political solution based on the ‘unique history and situation of the Nagas,’ and also the universal principle that sovereignty is vested in the people, not the government. Therefore, I want to inform our people that the “framework Agreement” is the foundation upon which an honourable solution that will be acceptable to both India and the Nagas will be built.
The ceremony of signing the ‘framework agreement’ at 7 Race Course Road at New Delhi was done in the presence of the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, RN. Ravi, Interlocutor to the GoI, Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh Suhag and other dignitaries of the GoI. The Naga delegation led by our Ato Kilonser, Mr. Th. Muivah, the chief negotiator of NSCN and senior members of the organization including the members of Collective Leadership.
We appreciate the statesmanship of Prime Ministr of India Mr. Narendra Modi for his wisdom and courage to understand and recognize the Naga issue as a political. We are also thankful to the former Indian Prime Ministers who all had played exceptionally positive roles to strengthening the peace process by removing obstacles. The Naga people respect the former Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narashimha Rao who had the courage to officially state that the Naga issue is political, which calls for political solution. It was he who laid the foundation of political talks on the three agreed terms:- 1. Talks at Prime Ministerial level 2. Talks without condition and 3. Talks in third countries. Mr. HD. Deve Gowds, the then Prime Minister , carried the initiative forwards unreservedly and eventually, it was during the tenure of Mr. IK. Gujral that the cease-fire agreement between the GoI and the NSCN was declared in the Indian Parliament.
We give our honor to Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India for taking the bold historic step in recognizing the “unique history and situation of the Nagas.” We are also thankful to former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh under whose leadership the GoI tabled the “Non-Paper proposal.” We give our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the above mentioned Indian leaders for their political acumen and courage in their strife to bring about an honourable solution to the Indi-Naga problem.
The eighteen years long negotiations with the GoI is one of the longest in the world history. The negotiations have not been an easy task. There are several reasons, which prolonged the process, but the Nagas have been very patient and determined. Therefore, we could have come this far. I assure the Naga people that the peace agreement that is to be finalized in its entirety will lead to a permanent political settlement, which will entail in an enduring peaceful co-existence of the two entities.
It is our commitment to take everyone on board who support, respect and uphold the historical and political rights of the Naga people. We are open for any opinions and views that will strengthen the Naga family. Many new challenges lay ahead of us that will threaten our very existence, We assure you that any elements, within and without, that tend to destroy the Naga nation shall be contained at any coast. I fervently appeal to all Nagas wherever they are to continue to march together to the last. I also appeal to all Nagas wherever they are to continue to march together to the last. I also appeal to our brothers and sisters in other camps to join the Naga national political line and work together to building our nation.
Dear countrymen, today we have laid the foundation for the best possible solution to our issue. We have not surrendered our rights to anyone. We believe our future is secured in our own hand. The dissenting voices are all anticipated but we cannot afford to miss the good opportunity because it will be very costly for us. Nagas today are matured enough to discern who is who and what is what. Young generation should not hesitate to voice out their concern for the future at this crucial juncture of our history. And we, on our part, will continue to negotiate with the GoI upholding the historical and political rights of the Nagas.
I, on behalf of  NSCN and Naga people would like to express my deepest gratitude to all the civil societies – Naga Hoho, ENPO, United Naga Council, FNR, Naga Mothers Association, Naga Women Union, Naga Students Federation, Alll Naga Students Association, Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights, All the Naga Tribal Hohos and GBs Associations, concerned Naga Senior Citizens Forum, Intellectual Forums, and others for their untiring and consistent support for the cause. Ialso thank all the people and communities in Nagalim including the Nepalis, Gorkhas, Dimasas, Kacharis, Meities, Kukis, Paites, Mizo, Zhou, Gangte, Zomi, Hmars, Garos and business communities for their constant support and contributions to the Indo-Naga peace process. My gratitude also goes to the people of India and some coivil societies who have lent their support to the peace process.
We are also indebted to the UN Human Rights bodies, UNPO, KREDDA, Forum for Asia, KWAI, PNSD, NISC, European Alliance, Society for RThreatened People, International Alliance of the Indigenous – Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forest, AIPP and many other who extended their kind support to the Indo-Naga peace process. My deepest gratitude to all those peoples and nations who understood the cause of the Nagas and extended their moral support to it.
Finally, I aaure our Naga people that NSCN shall give their best efforts to conclude the August 3, 2015 “framework Agreement” in a most honourable way acceptable to both India and the Nagas. KUknalim.
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‘Gen’ (Retd) Viyalie Metha, Kedahge, FGN

Dear Fellow Countrymen,
As we gather today to celebrate our 69th Independence Day, let us all give thanks to God who has preserved our Nation through all the past 68 years of trials and adversities. It is now sixty eight years since our national leaders hoisted our flag on August 14, 1947 and declared our independence to the world. Our flag was hoisted at a time when great changes were taking place all over the world. That period in human history marked the end of the Whiteman’s colonial rule over most of the world. This colonial rule began when the Portuguese first established their forts at Cochin in 1506 after Vas Co Da Gama discovered India in 1489. Prior to these events, Asia and the Mongolian races had mostly ruled the world. But in a reversal of history, by the end of the 19th century, Europe which comprised of only 6.5% of the earth’s surface conquered almost the whole world and ruled it for nearly five centuries (1506 to late 1940s). This chapter of the Whiteman’s rule however came to an end with the end of the Second World War in 1945. Thus, a world war which was started by Europe finally ended European rule of almost the whole world for five centuries.
The end of this European colonial era ushered in a worldwide political revival of nationalism where many nations that had lost their sovereignties to the colonial rulers got back their independence. And as the spirit of nationalism swept across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, our national leaders also declared our Independence on 14th August 1947.
In the subsequent years, between 1945 to 1960 altogether, 36 nations became independent. Also when the UNO was formed on Oct.24, 1945, there were only 35 nation states in its membership. However by the end of 1970, the membership of nations in the U.N. swelled up to 127. This happened when the newly recognized nations from the third world became full-fledged members of the UN. Today, the total membership of the UNO stands at 193 nations.
In our case, we Nagas declared our independence and raised our flag way ahead of many of these other nations that got their independence in the 1950’s and 60’s. However, because of India’s forceful invasion and occupation of our land, for all the past 68 years, we have had to defend our decal independence with our blood and our tears. Indian troops invaded our land in the mid 1950’s and since then, have been militarily trying to subjugate us with heinous laws like  the Disturbed Area Act of 1955, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958 and the so called Unlawful Activities Prevention Act of 1967 etc.
Fellow countryman, sixty nine years is a long period in an individual’s life, but in the life of a nation, 69 years is, but a speck in human history. And today, as the nation celebrates our 69th Independence Day, I call upon all Nagas to salute all the thousands of our past heroes and heroines who have laid down their lives in defense of our independence. The names of all these patriots shall forever be remembered in the annals of our history. I also call upon all our citizens to uphold all our present national workers who are doing their respective works without any personal gains.
Looking back at our troubled history for the past 68 years, I also call upon all citizens of Nagaland to recollect and uphold the following facts and their implications:
1. Based on the recorded historical facts of having inhabited our native land for over two thousand years, we declared our independence on 14th August 1947. Even prior to this formal declaration of our independence, we Nagas had always existed as a free independent country owing no allegiances to any other nations or governments in human history. And though about 30% of our ancient territory came under British administration for a short period of 68 years i.e. 1880 to 1947, we never signed any treaties of surrender or capitulation to the British Colonial Power.
Also, prior to the British departure from their South Asian Empire in 1947, we had clearly told the British that we would remain sovereign as before. This was done through the submission of Naga Memorandum to the Simon Commission on January 10, 1929.
M. Kiumukam Yimchunger,  president N N C (N/A)
(From previous issue…)
After that, the Naga National Council after clearly acknowledging the world, boycotted the First Indian Parliamentary Election in the year 1952. My dear countrymen, we the NNC (N-A), basing on our Motto “Sovereignty Peace & Unity, still stand against tyranny and oppression like our elders did in the past for a nation’s character, like that of an individual, is elusive but we still stand tall. A nation’s character is produced partly by things we have done and partly by what has been done to us. Today is a day that comes so rarely, when our elders embraced our own “Freedom” and as we celebrate today, we should not forget that this is only a step nearer for an opportunity to the greater triumphs and achievements that eagerly awaits us. Yet, are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenges that awaits us? “Freedom” as we speak, is taken so very lightly by us but in reality, freedom brings responsibility and that the responsibility rests upon the Naga National Council (Non-Accordist), which is a sovereign body that doesn’t bow down before the feet of our invaders and never surrendered before our oppressors.
Thus it is our God given right to represent the sovereign people of all Nagas in general. We have endured our own shares of pains of labour and I am sure that our hearts still carries the sorrows. Nevertheless, the past has gone and it is the future that beckons to us at this moment. Our service to nation means the service to all the Nagas and so we have to labour and to work, and work hard so that we may achieve our ultimate goal one day.
Dear Nagas, we are your representatives and thus we make an appeal to all Nagas to join us with faith and confidence in the fight for our rights. Brothers, Sisters and specially the Naga Political Groups irrespective of all factions and groups, I hereby declare that I am sad to say that we the Naga National Workers have become an utterly victimized due to our own internal diabolic intent that makes a deep painful process in the Naga Political Future totally bleak and darkness among us and we are facing the present problems together in a dilemma.
A true leader of nationalism could have easily evaded from the wrong to a right way so that what we are seeing or facing today should have never come to our Naga Political Issues. We the NNC (N/A) hope that if the leaders from different groups could come to an understanding and voice out as one unified nation, then the Nagas would not have been so hard to come out in picture. So, today it is my humble plea to all Nagas including all Naga Political Groups that lets not waste our time in destructive criticism and blaming others for we have to build a home of free Nagas where all the people of this great nation may dwell now and in days to come. Lets not forget that the turning point is past and history begins anew, the history which we shall live and act and others will write about. So, lets face this nation’s freedom together in the spirit of a free and disciplined people.
Our next thoughts must be of the unknown volunteers and soldiers of freedom who, without praise or reward have served this nation even unto death. They were of us and shall remain of us. We shall work hard keeping in mind the sacrifices that they offered so that their sacrifices shall not perish in the wind. We will not sleep till we make all the people of this nation what destiny intended them to become, only then we shall redeem our pledge in full.
To achieve this goal though, we need cooperation for without cooperation of all Nagas, it shall be impossible to achieve our ultimate goal. Yet, lets not assume that the days which lie ahead of us are bitter ones because I’m sure that at some distant day, on this very day, we shall repay the price of our elders who willingly sacrificed themselves in the alter of freedom. It is not the enumeration of intolerable wrongs that our elders did for embracing this very day of “Independence” and it is not the melancholy catalogue of alternate oppression and entreaty or remonstrance upon which we celebrate this day. It is also not that the justice of our cause were vindicated by our invaders that in a conflict raging more than 60 years; more than 60 years of un-imaginable sufferings in the hands of our invaders, we still maintain this declaration of independence which shall one day become the history of civilized Naga nation. Let us let the world hear a unanimous voice of unified Nagas so that our oppressors shall be compelled to recognized us as a Sovereign and Independent nation and that the nation, whose feelings of fraternity for us had slumbered in their hands of pride, shall one day be awakened in the arms of humiliation for granting our God given rights.
The cause of our sovereignty is no longer in trail for the final sentences upon it has long since been accepted and pass upon earth and ratified in heaven. The true purpose upon the declaration of independence by our elders, the purpose which is of every age and every clime; the purpose which quickens with the lapse of time, spreads as it grows older and brightens as it recedes, is in the principles of the declaration of independence itself. It was the first solemn declaration as a nation of the only legitimate foundations laid down by our elders.
From the day of this declaration, the people of this nation were no longer the fragment of a distant empire, imploring justice and mercy from an inexorable master in another hemisphere. We were no longer the children appealing in vain to the sympathies of a heartless mother; no longer subjects leaning upon the shattered columns of royal promises and invoking faith of parchment to secure our rights. We will act over this, but we shall not let it be repeated. To this very day, the declaration stands and must forever stand. It should stand forever, as a light of admonition to the rulers of men, a light of salvation and redemption to the oppressed. Today we are assembled here to bless the Author of our being for the bounties of His providence, in casting our lot in this favored land; to remember with effusions of gratitude the sages who put forth and the heroes who bled for the establishment of this “Declaration of Independence.”
 “Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery”. It is clear that we the Nagas are being kept as slaves by our invaders which we will never tolerate now and in days to come as the Nagas were free, living a life of their own choices even before our oppressors invaded our country. We were born as free men and we shall live a life as free men but if our invaders don’t provide the Nagas what we deserve, we, the Naga National Council (Non-Accordist) shall die fighting for our God given rights as a nation and as a human. We were born as free men and as free men, we shall die. On the contrary, the Naga people are facing a new political development through the signing of “Peace Accord” by the NSCN-I.M. with the government of India and on this context, I assure you that this accord is not the solution of the Naga struggle neither it is to be treated as final, until all the contexts are revealed to the people of Nagaland. We the NNC (N/A) hope that our almighty God shall awaken our great leaders sense of love and understanding though we have been diverged from each other for some valuable number of years.
Lastly, the President of the NNC (N/A) on this auspicious day, proudly salute to those who fought against our invaders for our homeland and lost their precious life, honorably sacrificed for the cause of defending our Nagas birth right and again, whoever were victimized & remain crippled in the hands of invaders while performing their assigned works for the nation, we pray that our almighty God provide solace to those brave souls who were victimized while defending the nationalism of Nagas for I assure you all that their sacrifices shall not be in vain.
May God Bless this great nation.
Kuknalim.
Source: Nagaland Post