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Naga legislator’s representation to PM uncalled for: UNC

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SENAPATI, Aug 13 (NNN): The United Naga Council (UNC)
said it was “devastated by the untimely move of eight (8)
Naga legislators” in Manipur submitting a representation
to the Prime Minister of India along with “thirty two (32)
others” simultaneously on the day of the “Naga Peoples
Rally” on August 9, organised in the “Naga hill districts in
the state of Manipur, negating the collective sentiments
of the Naga populace”.

In a statement made available to Newmai News Network
on Sunday night, the UNC mentioned that the August 9
rally was organised under the aegis of the United Naga
Council for exercising the Government of India’s political
will to resolve the long drawn “Indo-Naga political
conflict” in the true spirit of August 3, 2015, Framework
Agreement between the Government of India and the
National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM).

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The statement then said that, whilst the Nagas are all
out reiterating for an inclusive, acceptable and
honourable solution to the Indo-Naga political issue,
submitting a representation with some “contradictory
demands” to the Prime Minister of India is highly
uncalled for.
Therefore, the UNC, as the apex body representing 20
Naga tribes in the state Manipur, said it “feels

necessitated to place on record that the Naga legislators
who have appended their signatures in that
representation do not carry the collective aspirations
and sentiments of the Nagas and hence disowned their
representation”.

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