After taking control of the headquarters of the Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-K), situated in the Sagaing Region of Myanmar on January 29, 2019 by the army of the country, state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi visited the Sagaing Region and met the Nagas there.
According to media reports, state counsellor and the chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi started her trip on March 6 and visited Kani, Homalin in Sagaing Region and Lahe in Naga self-administered zone to meet people.
She also went to Thamanti, upper Sagaing Region on March 7 to meet the people there.
The Naga Students’ Organisation (NSO), established in 2004 and headquartered at Khamti town in Sagaing Region, submitted a memorandum to the NLD chairperson on March 6, 2019.
The NSO, motto of which is ‘Struggle for tomorrow’ in its memorandum, addressed to Suu Kyi, said: “The Naga Students’ Organization (NSO) as an apex and guardian organization of the Nuga Students’ communities living in entire country warmly welcome you today.”
“Indeed your coining here today is a “historic visit” that goes down in the first chapter of our history. Therefore, the opportunity as such we cannot effort (sic) to miss where we can share all our joys and sorrow.”
The Naga students’ organization while sharing their grievances with the state counsellor, said that they had made several unsuccessful attempts to help out the helpless students and “the education system in our area still stand at the lowest level comparing to other ethnic group in the country”.
The Naga students’ body in the Sagaing Region of Myanmar urged Suu Kyi to recognise Naga Students’ Organization at union level as the “Nagas are citizen of Myanmar by blood and by birth”.
The organization also urged the NLD chairperson to “understand the Naga history and brokenness (sic) of the Nagas as ‘International’ since Nagas are living in two mighty nations – Myanmar and India”.
The organization also urged Suu Kyi to open one college and ‘technology college’ for all ethnic groups’ students, who are not able to study in other city like Mandalay and Mongywa.
It may be mentioned that over 500 security personnel of Myanmar army dismantled the hideouts of Indian insurgent groups and took over the physical control of NSCN-K headquarters on January 29, said media reports.
Myanmar army took this step after NSCN-K reportedly refused to follow the order of the Myanmar army to drive out all the non-citizen militants and armed rebels from their camps, a media report quoted an unnamed security source as saying.