Naga Hoho for Naga settlement within 2012

DIMAPUR, May 13 – The Naga Hoho after deliberating over the 15 year-long Indo-Naga cease fire vis-à-vis political dialogue between the NSCN-IM and Government of India has called for Indo-Naga political settlement within 2012.

The Naga Hoho said various consensus decisions were taken on matters pertaining to the common interest of Naga people. The decisions were arrived at following ‘threadbare discussion’ at a consultative meeting with Tribal Hohos on May 8 in Kohima, said a communiqué issued by Naga Hoho president and general secretary Keviletuo Kiewhuo and P Chuba Ozukum.

It also said the meeting decided to send a Naga Hoho delegation to New Delhi to apprise the Indian leaders for an early political settlement. The Naga Hoho further said it will appeal to all Naga political groups to join the ongoing political dialogue based on the principles of ‘one people one nation’.

The meeting took into cognisance the alleged serious violation of ceasefire ground rules by Assam Rifles and their ‘unwarranted’ activities in Naga areas. However, it also said the violation of ceasefire ground rules by various Naga political groups too cannot be denied which, it maintained, has become imperative to be corrected.

The Naga Hoho opined that no IAS cadre belonging to North East States should be in- charge of NE in the Union Home Ministry in order to promote better coordination and avoid bias.

The land/border dispute within the imaginary boundary of Nagaland and Manipur was also discussed with special reference to Dzükou valley and the recent standoff between Matikru and Jessami villagers. EMN

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