ACAUT media cell in a press release said it “abides by its 29th October resolution that a public awareness rally will be held on 31st October”. In this regard, ACAUT appealed the general public “not to be confused but attend the rally”.
Further, in view of the mass rally, ACAUT urged the government to provide security at the site and surrounding areas.
Meanwhile, ACAUT said a 5-member team led by senior citizen Hekhevi Achumi, representing ACAUT, held a meeting with NSCN (I-M) steering committee members and ato kilonser Th. Muivah in the light of banning of ACAUT and its October 31st rally by the latter.
The media cell said the team reported and conveyed about the meeting and the proceedings to the committee members.
NSCN (I-M) sticks to decision
A five-member delegation from ACAUT and Naga Council Dimapur went and met with NSCN (I-M) ato kilonser Th. Muivah and other functionaries Wednesday, to clarify ACAUT’s position with regard to the October 31 rally.
According to ACAUT secretary Solomon L. Awomi the delegation briefed the NSCN (I-M) about their position and reaffirmed support for the ongoing political talks between the NSCN (I-M) and government of India. Awomi said that even after the delegation clarified the stand, NSCN (I-M) leaders remained adamant with their decision to “disallow the proposed rally”.
He said the NSCN(I-M) leaders questioned the team as to why they were going ahead with the rally when it has been “disallowed” ?. He said NSCN (I-M) leaders warned that ACAUT would be held solely responsible, if the ongoing talk was affected. Reiterating that the ACAUT movement was not directed against the political peace process, Awomi asserted that ACAUT would go ahead with the proposed rally. (Staff Reporter)