Dimapur, July 11 (EMN): A public rally by the districts of Nagaland’s eastern region in support of the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation’s (ENPO) demand for a separate state is scheduled to be conducted on Thur. July 12. The “statehood demand” rally was organised by six apex tribal bodies of the eastern regions viz. the Chang Khulei Setshang, Khiamniungan Tribal Council, Konyak Union, Phom Peoples’ Council, United Sangtam Likhum Pumji, and the Yimchunger Tribal Council.
The rally is in solidarity with the ENPO’s call for a separate state and would be conducted in the areas each of the organisations represents namely Tuensang, Kiphire, Mon, Longleng, Noklak district and Shamatore town in Tuensang. The slogan for the rally is “We demand frontier Nagaland.” The rally will be from 10 am to 12 noon, it was informed.
The ENPO’s General Secretary Manlang Phom told Eastern Mirror that the organisation, along with the apex tribal bodies, shall be submitting a representation to the prime minister of India stating the demand.
The secretary affirmed that the ENPO’s demand for a separate state was ‘uncompromising’ and no other alternative would be accepted. Their demand for a ‘separate state’ stands firm, he said. It is for stated reason that the six apex tribal bodies are organising the rally, Phom said.