Naga Hoho Urges Mao Council, SAPO To Settle Land Dispute Amicably; DNSU Requests Revocation Of Travel Ban - Eastern Mirror
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Naga Hoho urges Mao Council, SAPO to settle land dispute amicably; DNSU requests revocation of travel ban

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By EMN Updated: Dec 16, 2022 7:56 pm

Dimapur, Dec. 16 (EMN): The Naga Hoho has appealed for amicable settlement of the Kezoltsa area land dispute through mutual respect and understanding in the ‘true spirit of Christian faith’.

While expressing concern over the dispute between the Mao Council and Southern Angami Public Organisation, Naga Hoho reminded that Nagas were “one people wherever they are, which is not by circumstances but by blood.

“We should not allow any authority on earth to divide the Nagas either emotionally or physically. Nagas are bound to be together till eternity as it is God’s given natural right and aspiration. Therefore, we must collectively find out a way for unity of purpose so that lasting peace is ushered in,” read the statement.

It stated that Nagas have traditional practices to resolve any dispute by way of customary laws. ‘Therefore, the Tenyimi Peoples’ Organisation has been giving its best efforts to resolve the issue taking into confidence of both conflicting parties.

‘However, due to the involvement of the Manipur state government, the matter has taken a retaliatory turn. The Nagas have the right of ownership of their land and the state must uphold and protect the traditional land ownership, rather than creating endless disputes,’ it added.

Meanwhile, the Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) on Friday, appealed to SAPO to reevaluate and revoke its resolution to ban the Mao community from entering the Southern Angami areas. 

DNSU said the ban is impacting the commuters, especially the student community, many of whom are returning home to spend their short break with their loved ones and families.

DNSU also prayed that SAPO and the Mao Council find an alternative solution to the dispute and appealed to leaders and decision-makers of both communities to live in “peaceful co-existence”.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 16, 2022 7:56:03 pm
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