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Naga civil societies to meet Karbis and Ahoms

By EMN Updated: Jan 09, 2014 12:20 am


THE Naga civil societies under the aegis of Naga Hoho have decided to meet Karbi civil societies and peace forum and Ahoms at the earliest to have people-people dialogue in order to bring the situation arising out of Karbi and Rengma Naga clash in Rengma Hills of Karbi Anglong district in Assam to normalcy. Deliberating on the prevailing tension among the Karbis and the Rengma Nagas at a meeting held at Unity Hall of Naga Council Dimapur today, the Naga civil society also resolved to appeal to the Assam government to treat both the Karbis and Rengmas equally in terms of providing relief materials to the displaced persons and ex-gratia payment to the families of the deceased.
While deliberating on the larger political issues in regard to Karbi-Naga imbroglio, it was resolved to address the issues politically in the near future.
The meeting further resolved that henceforth, the individuals and different Naga organizations should not meet the Karbi civil societies and others separately without the knowledge of the joint Naga civil societies and that all types of relief materials should be handed over collectively.
The meeting was attended by Nagaland Baptist Church Council, Naga Mothers’ Association, Naga Council Dimapur, Naga Students’ Federation, Dimapur Naga Students’ Union and Naga Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights. This was stated in a release issued by Naga Hoho president P. Chuba Ozukum and general secretary Mutsikhoyu Yhobu.

AYO condemns NRHPF

THE Angami Youth Organization (AYO) has condemned the Naga Rengma Hills Protection Force (NRHPF) for massacring the nine Karbis whose bodies were dug out at Chumukedima, Dimapur on January 4. The Angami youth termed the act as completely insane, devoid of all human elements.
“Justifying the act of such unprovoked murder is not patriotism and will never be tolerated,” the AYO in a release issued by its president MedoYhokha and vice president KekhrievolieKeyho said today.
The AYO asserted that it will never allow its land and area to be a dumping ground of dead bodies and a battleground for groups/people that dissect or destabilize the basic fabric of our society and nationhood and which incite communal tensions within and outside.
It also appealed for maximum refrain from both the two communities in conflict in Karbi Anglong district of Assam. “The issue is there and the problem has to be addressed locally at the earliest through people to people dialogue,” it stressed.
The AYO further appealed to the Karbi people living and working in Kohima and in its vicinity not to panic over the incident and to remain calm and assured them its fullest assistance and support at any time of their need.
The Angami frontal organizations along with the district administration and police are working round the clock and monitoring the situation, the release said.
The AYO also warned that it will not hesitate to react against people/groups/communities that threaten and harass innocent lives particularly in relation to the situation in KarbiAnglong.
It further notified all the house owners/proprietors/contractors and the likes, employing people, particularly Karbis, as tenants/caretakers/labourers etc. to initiate extra efforts in assuring their security and ease till the situation subsides.

By EMN Updated: Jan 09, 2014 12:20:18 am