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Declaration of Chin National Front
- Subject: Declaration of Chin National Front
- From: chinhro@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 21:12:00
CHIN NATIONAL FRONT
THE DECLARATION OF THE SECOND CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE CHIN NATIONAL
During the life span of the Second Conference of the Chin National Front (
CNF ), the Second Central Committee Meeting was successfully held from March
10, 1999 to April 10,1999 in attendance were all the Central Committee
members working in and out of the country.
At the meeting, dicussions (emphasis) were focused on issues relative to the
resistance movement of ethnic groups against the oppressive military junta
and the movement of Democratic forces under existing conditions, the
hardships faced daily by the public, the lack of public health care and the
loss of education suffered by youngsters due to Colleges and Schools being
closed down by the military junta.
As we are in the period of national revolution today, deliberation on how
all the Chin people will be able to participate in the revolution in any way
they can was a matter of high priority at the meeting.
The increase of human right violations committed by the Peace and
Developement Council reached its peak at the persecution inflicted upon
people in the name of the student game held at Hakha in 1998 and
highlighted also by the constant repression of the call for a parliamentary
The meeting demanded immediate and unconditional release of elected
parliament members of the 1990 election. The decision was also made to
continue to support the formation of senate representatives in order to
prepare a call for a parliamentary conference.
To effectively deter a surge of opium cultivation and production in the
western part of Burma, bordering India and Bangladesh, due to the
encouragement by the Burmese military junta, the meeting decided to work in
full cooperation with Non Governmental Organizations that are
internationally working against international drug traficking.
The policy of "stay-clean" with the internal affairs of India and
Bangladesh is also clearly laid down. These countries are regarded as
important neighbouring countries in the fight for democracy in Burma.
At the meeting it was also declared that more stronger measure to be taken
to be able to work more effectively and cooperatively with countries that
impose sanctions against the military junta and with other democracy forces
such as the National Democratic Front (NDF), the Democratic Alliance of
Burma (DAB), and the National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB).
April 14, 1999
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