Sunday, July 14, 2024
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Naga people’s passion for Naga national flag

As Naga people commemorate the declaration of Naga Independence on this day the 14th August, 1947, passion runs high among the Naga people as they hoisted the Rainbow flags all over Nagalim, including Eastern Nagalim in Myanmar. It was the reminiscence of the day when the spirit of self-determination and freedom sparks the declaration of Naga independence and which changed the course of Naga political journey as the Government of India wantonly used military force to suppress the political freedom of the Naga people. But the spirit and passion just refused to die.
For the Nagas, Rainbow flag is a God given political identity of the Naga people. It is a Covenant between God and Naga people. It is therefore, unthinkable for the Nagas to sideline the Naga flag in the Naga solution that both the NSCN and Government of India is trying to find a way out. For the Nagas there can be no solution that is honorable and acceptable without the Naga flag giving its due status.
Significantly, the 74th anniversary of the declaration of Naga Independence Day was also celebrated in the United States of America (USA) in Virginia State by the members of the Global Naga Forum (GNF). The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) also joined the Naga people as it express solidarity with the Naga people. The UNPO during the last XV Assembly had adopted a resolution to support a peaceful resolution of the Indo-Naga issue which is just, long lasting, honorable and acceptable to both the sides, and calling upon international community to appeal to India to fulfill its commitment in the Framework Agreement on the Indo-Naga issue and urges India to repeal acts such as the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and the Disturbed Area Act which overly militarize the situation facing the Naga people.