Honour regional level ceasefire: FNR

Honour regional level ceasefire: FNR
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Dimapur, May 19: The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has expressed concern with the ongoing armed confrontation between the Myanmar army and the NSCN-K, resulting in suffering of innocent civilians and destruction of properties in Naga villages in the Naga Self-Administered Zone.
Extending solidarity and hope to the civilians whose safety, livelihood, properties and physical movements are being threatened and denied, the FNR said it continues to stand for a culture of peace and respect for human rights.
“FNR stands with the Eastern Konyak Union’s (Myanmar) concern over the plight of innocent civilians in the Naga Self-Administered Zone,” it said.
The FNR appealed that the recent armed confrontation between the Myanmar army and NSCN-K, which is buttressed by regional national security interests, should not sabotage the mental, economic and physical well-being of innocent Naga civilians, and that conducting armed confrontation, torture and harassment of people and destruction of properties in civilian inhabited areas must be avoided.
The FNR also urged the Myanmar army and NSCN-K to honour the regional-level ceasefire that was signed in April 2012. It also appealed for intervention of Naga community leaders, humanitarian aid and human rights workers be made possible based on accepted international principles.
Shed no more blood: NMA
The Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) has expressed deep concern over the recent attack on NSCN (K) camps in Konyak region of Eastern Naga areas by the Myanmar army triggering violence and bloodshed.
In a statement, the NMA said it is the poor villagers in the border areas who bear the brunt and trauma of such warfare and conflicts.
As mothers who seek peace within all Naga inhabited areas and for our people as well as North east neighbours, the NMA strongly appealed to the Burmese authority, the Tamadaw, the NSCN (K) as well as the Indian army on the borders to ensure that initiatives for peace is upheld for the sake of the people, the unarmed population whose lives and property are endangered through such violent incidents.
“Let there be recognition of rights and peace through dialogues for even our North east brothers and not through the barrel of guns,” the NMA said while appealing to all to “shed no more blood.” (Page News Service)
(Page News Service)