Nagalim: We Support CoR: Myanmar Nagas
The Myanmar Naga Peace Conference at Naga Restoration Cord was held at Toulazouma, Dimapur on April 3, 2011. A press note issued by S. Sosa, convenor stated that the Nagas of Myanmar represented ten tribes.
Below is an article published by: The Morung Express.
The Myanmar Naga Peace Conference at Naga Restoration Cord was held at Toulazouma, Dimapur on April 3, 2011. A press note issued by S. Sosa, convenor stated that the Nagas of Myanmar representing ten tribes, hereby, have recorded the following decisions: that the Nagas in Myanmar make a voice for Naga solidarity and support the Covenant of Reconciliation (CoR) and the Journey of Common Hope. The note stated, “We fully support the Forum for Naga Reconciliation. As Christians, we believe in non-violence therefore, we appeal to the FNR to speed up and convene highest level summit early as possible so that there will be no more apprehension from all walks of life and Nagas as a whole. We believe that without National Reconciliation, nothing good will come out and we shall remain as defeated people.”
The note also stated that Nagas of Myanmar were born and brought up in a land of constant fear and oppression for the last half century, under dictatorship regime in Myanmar, a land where human rights is absent. “When fratricidal killing started among Naga National Worker, we were the first victim. We have been oppressed form both left and right, as such, thousands were dead, displaced and homeless refugees within its own homeland. This made us realize the cost of human values and dignity,” stated S. Sosa in the note.
S. Sosa in the note also stated, “When the British came to our land, and they left us alone and declared ‘nobody land’ it means either Indian nor Burmese or Britisher. We are indeed free people from time immemorial as the Western Nagas were the same till the British annexed them to their Empire. We believe oppressed people cannot be oppressed forever. Now, we have come to realize our existence as people of Naga, hence we identify our solidarity to Naga people.”