Zeliangrong organisations appeal NSCN(IM) and ZUF
Dimapur, August 17 (EMN): A group of Zeliangrong organisations have on Thursday appealed to the ZUF and the NSCN(IM) to exercise restraint and desists from confrontation to restore peace and normalcy in the Zeliangrong region.
The appeal was resolved during a meeting of the Zeliangrong Baudi (AMN) Zeliangrong Baudi(N) Zeliangrong Mipui Organization, Zeliangrong Youth Front, Zeliangrong Students’ Union Nagaland, Zeliang People Organization and all subordinate bodies today at Jalukie in Peren district as stated in a press release from joint meeting.
“While the people expresses their strong support to the progressive Indo-Naga political talks and anticipating for early political solution honourable and acceptable to the Naga people, the NSCN cadres and ZUF should maintain utmost restraint from creating unfavorable atmosphere at this crucial juncture,” stated the press release.
The meeting also condemned the “cold blooded murder” of one Elimelech Gangmei on August 13 at Namdailong (Jiribam) allegedly by cadres of NSCN (IM) “Zeilad Region”.
It stated that the current “confrontational scenario” must be stopped instantly and the matter should be “politically” sorted out amicably.
It also stated that “violence and killing is not the option for any solution” rather it “breeds and begets reciprocally”.
“Therefore, this joint consultation resolved to appeal both the groups to maintained needful understanding and exercise utmost restraint from confronting each other thereby peace and normalcy is restored”, it stated.
In the meeting the members present also expressed deep concern on the plight of the people and their land.
After taking stock of the state of the people at present and their future the meeting also iterated the stand of the Zeliangrong people to ” defend and safeguard the people and the land in all fronts”.