Naga Hoho condemns BJP Nagaland President’s statement on Naga political issue
Says it is unacceptable to the Naga people
Dimapur, June 12 (EMN): The Naga Hoho has condemned the statement made by President of BJP Nagaland, Temjen Imna Along on the protracted Indo-Naga political issue, saying that it “totally negates the uniqueness of Naga Political history which is unacceptable to the Naga people”.
A press statement signed by Naga Hoho President H K Zhimomi and General Secretary K Elu Ndang on Saturday said that “some influential Naga leaders” are refusing to accept the realities of the Naga people’s political movement.
It said Along’s alleged statement: “we know that, any solution that would come should be under the constitution of India and it should be under the Indian union. So anything that is good for the Naga people under the constitution of India should be pursued and should be done with”, on a television channel is unacceptable.
“He (Along) has literally ignored the existence of Naga nationhood and her political rights and further undermined thousands of precious lives who have fallen in the hands of occupationist only exhibits his ignorance about his own identity. He further eroded the leaders of different Naga political groups both past and present and the Naga intellectuals as if they are all stooges,” read the statement.
“Why there was Armed Conflicts all over Naga areas? and why there is Peace Talks for the last more than 23 years even after creation of statehood through 16 Point Agreement? Is the Naga peoples struggle for more than 70 years to be under the Constitution of India?” it asked.
Meanwhile, the Naga Hoho welcomed the formation of the Core Committee on Naga political issue by the government of Nagaland with the chief minister as convenor. However, it said the newly constituted panel should be “committed to resolve Naga political problem with the best interest and sincerity”.
“We hope that through the intervention of the Core Committee, it will be able to break the stalemate between the Government of India and political negotiators and to bring unity among different Naga Political Groups. It is our sincere believe that the Naga society would be restored and see a new dawn once the sixty elected members convince the people in their respective constituencies to stand together as one people towards bringing Indo-Naga political problem to a logical conclusion,” it stated.