The Naga People’s Front (NPF) on Monday expressed serious concern over the prevailing unrest in Myanmar after the military junta took over the democratically elected government.
“It is unfortunate that so many innocent people have lost their lives in course of the protest against the military rule,” the NPF said in a release.
The NPF said as a political party, it believes in democratic values either in the form of expression of opinion or peaceful protest against tyrannical governance.
The party felt that in any civilised world, freedom of expression and peaceful protest should not be encountered with brute force.
The party extended its solidarity with the Nagas living in Myanmar and assured its fullest support in their struggle for democracy and just peace.
It hoped that good sense will prevail in the military junta leadership and peaceful atmosphere would return in the country without losing any more innocent life.
A candle-lit vigil was held at The Garden in Naga Shopping Arcade in Dimapur on Sunday evening to express solidarity with the people of Myanmar protesting against the military rulers.
Hundreds of people also held prayers for peace in the country at the site.
On March 3, the Global Naga Forum appealed to the world leaders to take urgent action to restore democracy and stop the atrocities meted out by the military junta against the innocent civilians in Myanmar.
The forum also expressed solidarity with fellow Sagas in Myanmar in their critical struggle for democratic, civil and human rights.