Naga student forums decry Pangsha fencing
Dimapur, Jan. 28: The joint students’ forum of Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (India) and the Naga Students’ Organisation (Myanmar) has once again stated ‘utmost resentment’ over the fencing of Indo-Myanmar border near Pangsha village.
A press release from the two student forums on Saturday stated that said fencing activity was nothing less than ‘repeating a historical wrong upon the Nagas’.
“Those Naga villages at the border inherit its land that cannot be either encroached upon or be seceded through any treacherous force. New Delhi & Naypyidaw should immediately reconsider its so-called imaginary line that runs through the heart and the soul of the Nagas,” read the press release.
The two student organisations also stated: “Without any bias, the ENSF and NSO had appealed the government (India and Myanmar) as well as the NSCN/GPRN (K) to be sincere in delivering peace and tranquillity. However, to our utmost dismay, the pleas were totally disregarded and the aspiration of its countrymen was left unaccounted and shattered. Today, the joint forum is shocked to see the self made insincere attitude and its doctored consequences/situation as fingered upon.”
The government of India, it stated, should understand and acknowledge those Naga souls whohad laid down their lives defending the sovereignty of India from the Pakistan invasion. “The Nagas and its soil (Natural barrier) had been divinely ordained and fortified hence; its peaceful existence should be honoured and worshipped by both India and Burma. Any act or moves to segregate the peace loving Nagas would be creating a self inflicted curse instead.”
The two organisations termed the move to segregate the Naga families through border fencing ‘initiated by the Myanmar government’ as an undemocratic act of cruelty. “The Joint Students forum (ENSF & NSO) hereby makes its fervent appeal to New Delhi & Naypyidaw immediately stop such cruel moves but instead expedite its governmental talks for peace and development through investment in all those Naga inhabited area.”