DIMAPUR, JUNE 8: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has denounced the proposed peace deal between 6 rebel groups based in Karbi Anglong area of Assam and the Government of India without the consultation or the consent of the Naga populace who are the original inhabitants of the area.
“The Federation denounces the proposed peace deal and is not in acceptance of any tacit attempt to divide the Naga people”, said NSF president Kegwayhun Tep and general secretary Siipuni Ng Philo in a press release.
As per reports, the Government of India and Government of Assam are proposing to create Karbi-Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council (KAATC) in Karbi Anglong by inking an agreement with 6 rebel outfits like Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCKL), United People’s Liberation Army (UPLA) and the 3 factions of Karbi People’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT).
Appreciating the efforts by the parties to denounce violence, the Federation said it is not in acceptance of the attempt to further divide the Naga homeland. “It is truly saddening that the voice of the Naga people, who are the original inhabitants of the region, were never heard nor sought throughout the negotiation process”, it said.
The NSF said it stands committed to assert on the inherent right of the Nagas and shall continue to strive for the unification of our ancestral homeland.
The Federation urged Nagas inhabiting the region to refrain from attending the signing ceremonies or partake in any events related to the same. “The NSF shall continue to strive “For Unified Lim and Glory of Nagas”, it added.
(Page News Service)