ANSAM appeal SAPO, AYO to 'take back ultimatum' to Mao citizens

Newmai News Network
Senapati | March 13
The All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) has appealed the Southern Angami Public Organization (SAPO) and the Angami Youth Organization (AYO) to take back the ultimatum served to the Mao citizens residing within the Angami jurisdiction to return to their respective native villages.

“With deep concern to the situation of Nagas prevailing in Nagalim, we appeal to SAPO and AYO to reconsider their decision in good spirit and take back the ultimatum served to the Mao citizens in the spirit of brotherhood so as to prevent any untoward incident within the Naga family,” ANSAM said in a press statement on Wednesday. 

Expressing deep concern, it urged upon both the communities to de-escalate the tension and pave ways for resolving the issue in a peaceful manner and do recourse the traditional method of dispute resolution peacefully in the spirit of fraternity. It also pointed out that Manipur has become the site for violent internecine conflicts affecting the normal livelihood of the entire communities including the Nagas in the state of Manipur, directly  or indirectly.

“Moreover, the period in the months of March, April and May is a time to foster the students’ preparation for high school examinations, higher secondary examinations, college examinations and other competitive examinations,” it stated. 

“Considering the various socio-political upheavals of the Nagas and concerning the common goal to bring cohesion, socio-cultural harmony and peaceful co-existence within the Naga family united as one family, we pray and humbly appeal to both the communities to exercise restrain until its peaceful solution is arrived,” the Naga student body appealed.

At the same time, ANSAM also appealed to the Mao Council to initiate necessary processes for resolving the issue in good faith.