Unite and Stand Together to Achieve Freedom
The Speech of Yilow Humtsoe, the Acting President of Naga National Council (Parent Body) on the occasion of Naga Republic Day of 22nd March 2020.
Dear Naga people I praise God for the privilege to observe and celebrate the 64th Anniversary of Naga National Republic Day of 22nd March 2020 at this crucial stage of our political history.
On this National Day I on behalf of Naga National Council bow my head in prayer to God for our Naga Martyrs who laid down their lives for our Naga Sovereign Independent State. I also salute the martyrs for their deeds for Naga freedom.
The Naga National council stood firmly on behalf of the Naga people for the 1929 memorandum submitted to the British India and consequently the 1935 Act of “Naga Hills Excluded Area” passed by the House of Lords (Parliament) and this clearly stands as Naga political right today. Also the declaration of Naga Independence Day on 14th August 1947 was acknowledged by the United Nations and the plebiscite (referendum) of 16th May 1951 resulted in 99.9% of Nagas in favour of sovereign independent state of Nagaland. These political rights will remain forever as submitted and become an Act as declared and acknowledged and as conducted and become absolute political right, nobody can deny or erase.
And the Naga people will continue to fight democratically until we achieve our freedom of becoming a sovereign independent state of Nagaland as this is already ingrained in our mind and blood. Generation after generation has fought and future generation will continue to fight as long as the earth exist. This is the will of the living God for our Naga people.
Therefore, let us the Naga people unite and stand together to achieve freedom without division and compromisation.
The Naga division and compromisation will prolong our destiny and this will be foolishness on our part. The present and future generation will condemn in totality and remember those responsible leaders for their deeds against the Naga people.
Also those responsible leaders whether national workers or civil societies who mislead the Naga people will be answerable to the people and the cost of the blood of the martyrs will be upon them. Therefore this political crisis in the Homeland should be taken seriously with correct stand for freedom of all Nagas inclusive of Naga people of Burma (Myanmar) side. We should never forget our down trodden people of Eastern Nagaland who stood and did their parts for Naga freedom. Therefore let us think seriously for our people in that side as our living God has a big plan and purpose for the Naga people as a whole. May the purpose of our Lord Jesus Christ for the Naga people prevail at this crucial stage and give a heart of realisation to the Naga National political workers about the will and purpose of our Living God.
The NNC have been constantly praying for the Naga people and nation for freedom and also for Naga national unity to achieve our freedom of Sovereignty, therefore let us join hands in these efforts for the best interest of the Naga people as a whole.
The NNC is also praying to our Living God for the protection of all the Naga people within the homeland and beyond and also for the protection of our land at this critical situation where the world is threatened by the Coronavirus pandemic. Let us Naga people continue to pray to our living God for our protection and also for humanity at large, And also pray to find a solution that will contain and prevent the virus from spreading further. May God bless and protect Nagaland.