The Naga Students Organization of Myanmar on Sunday called upon the governments of India and Myanmar and all parties involved in the current conflict at the Naga Self Administered Zone (SAZ) to either take into consideration the plight of the people living there or ‘leave them alone’.
peacefully as “we have been for several decades.”
A press release from the NSO (Myanmar) president, T Mankshat Konyak urged all parties against using business in the expense of innocent people’s lives and let the people reside peacefully as ‘we have been for several decades’. The release further added that the students’ body wants to see joint development and not joint operations.
The NSO said that the ‘Nagas never occupied/ snatched from someone else and we are the sole-owner of our land up to the roof of south east Asia which has been blessed through our forefathers’.
It further reminded that for almost three months now, the region has witnessed the ‘repetition of bitter days where innocent people are not able to move out freely from the village because bombing in public areas, and blank firing around when they fail to find that they are looking for’.
The NSO further said that “the Indian army and authority from Mon district had entered beyond the so called international boundary and burnt down the same village for the first time on 20 January 1981, second time on 12 August 1982, and the third time on February 20th 1988 consecutively’.