NTC, AYO condemns Aboi ambush

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Appeals for restraint from SF, Naga groups

Dimapur, June 19: The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has condemned the June 17 ambush in Aboi, saying it is a total negation to negotiation and peace.
“The ongoing negotiation for political solution are imperative for the Nagas at this juncture. The NSCN (K) is expected to be humane and have a sense of respect for the efforts of fellow negotiators whose sole aim is to bring about sustainable peace to our land,” it said.
“Nagas are now tired of tolerating violence be it amongst ourselves or between the Nagas and GOI. This very act of violence is considered to be disrespectful to the popular desire of the Nagas for peace and progress.”
The NTC urged both the security forces and the NNPGs to maintain maximum restrain at this stage and avoid all forms of offensive actions and provocations, and allow conducive atmosphere for genuine engagement to bring out lasting political solution to the protracted Naga political problem.
The NTC again appealed to the NSCN(K) to shun violence and look for the path of peace for the sake of peaceful co-existence.
AYO: The Angami Youth Organization (AYO) has also condemned the violence on June 17 in Aboi, wherein two security personnel including a young Naga sepoy were killed and six others injured.
“All Nagas have been longing for peace and tranquility in our lands and as such the AYO extends its solidarity to the Eastern Nagas particularly to the Aboi area public and appeals for peace and to shun the path of violence,” it said.
The AYO further appealed to all Naga groups as well as the security forces to restrain themselves from further escalation of violence and seek peaceful means for resolution of the Indo-Naga conflict.
The AYO conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved families, particularly to the family of Hungnga Konyak of Longching village, and also wished speedy recovery to the injured. (Page News Service)