Konyak Union Appeals For Peace In Nagaland’s Mon District - Eastern Mirror
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Konyak Union appeals for peace in Nagaland’s Mon district

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By EMN Updated: Mar 05, 2024 9:35 pm

DIMAPUR — The Konyak Union on Tuesday expressed deep concern over the escalating situation in Mon district, particularly in Tizit, despite repeated appeals for peace and reminders of the Dec. 18, 2007 resolution adopted by the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO), which strictly prohibits violence within its jurisdiction.

In a press statement, the Konyak Union took cognisance of a recent gunfight involving the Assam Rifles that resulted in the loss of a life on March 4, stating that it, “unequivocally and in no uncertain terms, condemn any form of violence which disturbs the peaceful environment.

“As an organisation that has always advocated for peace and non-violence, we have consistently urged all groups to shun violence and embrace negotiation in our modern and civilised world. Violence is universally condemned because it brings no lasting peace,” the statement read.

The Konyak Union went on to state that the people are tired of violence, threats, intimidation, multiple imposed taxation and extortion against their own community.

“We see that imposing forceful taxation and extortion against the will of the people is akin to dacoity, and does not represent the people’s aspirations. It is evident that such actions have lost popular support from the masses,” it maintained.

Further, it appealed for all concerned parties to exercise utmost restraint and work towards lasting peace, security, and development.

“Let us heed the sentiments and desires of the people and strive to represent their wishes,” it added.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 05, 2024 9:35:51 pm
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