Autonomous wars: Naga Council’s ‘directive’ riles hoho
Dimapur, Jan. 31 (EMN): A community organisation in Dimapur has reacted sharply to what is stated to be a “directive” from the Naga Council of Dimapur to impose a “bandh” in the Niuland region. The Western Sumi Hoho issued a press release through the local media on Wed.
‘The Western Sumi Hoho questions the Naga Council Dimapur, whose jurisdiction is limited to the municipal area, that on what authority and ground it had issued a directive to the Western Sumi Hoho to enforce bandh in the Niuland sub-division on 1st February 2018,’ the organisation stated.
“It reminds NCD that WSH is not only an apex body over 167 Sumi villages in Dimapur district but its jurisdiction encompasses even Dimapur urban areas where its bonified citizens resides and WSH as an apex body in western Sumi area is not under any civil body and is autonomous.”
Stating to have taken the issue “seriously,” the organisation assured to ‘summon NCD officials at appropriate time for explanation and justification at its office.’
The WSH has stated to the Sumi Council of Dimapur and members that any directive from the NCD ‘should be kept in abeyance till further notice.’
The press release was appended by Zheshito Sumi, president; and Vikato Achumi, general secretary.