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Naga Hoho laments group’s different solution demands

By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2020 11:59 pm

Dimapur, Jan. 17 (EMN): The Naga Hoho has lamented the division and conflict of interest among the various Naga “groups” in that some are demanding a separate solution for the present state of Nagaland while some are ‘trying to settle the issue for entire Nagas.’

The organisation issued a press release dated January 16 to the media calling for unity and ‘without different interest.’

‘It is unfortunate that Nagas are not united as some groups are demanding for a separate solution for the present state of Nagaland, whereas some are trying to settle the issue for entire Nagas,’ the press release stated.

‘On the other hand, the government of India’s desire is to divide the Nagas and to resolve the issue by modifying the 16 Points Agreement within the ambit of the Indian Constitution. While trying to resolve the common aspiration, all political groups must stand united without different interest.’

“The Hoho also appeal to all Naga political groups to unite and resolve the Naga political issue without any reservation,” the organisation stated.

The organisation stated that the Naga people have entered into another year ‘yet without any sign of resolving the long pending political impasse.’  More than two decades of peace parleys are “pretty” long years enough to be concluded, the Naga Hoho stated.

‘The Naga people are anxious to see the new dawn in the Naga areas,’ the press release stated. ‘The October 31, 2019, announcement that the formal talks had concluded “has not brought about any progress.’ 

Further, the organisation said the inconclusive talks are a reflection of the ‘insincerity and lack of political will’ on the part of the government of India ‘while committed to resolving the issue’ within a short period of time.

There are no obstacles to signing the agreement once the government of India decides not to ‘retract and stick to their commitment and agreed principles ever since the beginning of the Indo-Naga political negotiations,’ the group stated.

The organisation asserted that the government of India ‘must not backtrack or misinterpret the framework agreement which must be the basis of solution or agreement.’

‘All intricacies must be resolved on the basis of the Framework Agreement. It must be ensured that signing of the agreement should be inclusive of all the Naga political groups so as to fulfil the desire of the people at large,’ the Naga Hoho stated. 

By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2020 11:59:43 pm