Nagaland: ENPO, KU call for unity among Naga groups
Dimapur, Oct. 21 (EMN): The Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation (ENPO) has appealed to all the Naga political groups to unite and place a common agenda before the government of India; reasoning that the expectation of Naga people from the solution is enduring peace in entire Naga areas.
This, it stated in a press release issued on Monday, would be possible only when the groups come together and iron out the differences.
Asserting that it was “not a party to endorsing public mandate favouring any particular political group”, the ENPO appealed to all the negotiating groups to bring about a unified, lasting and peaceful solution, and not otherwise.
It also condemned the firing incidents that took place near Chenloisho village in Mon district on October 20 and at ITC Pangsha on October 21.
In another statement, the Konyak Union has urged those engaged in negotiations to respect the people’s aspiration for peace and prosperity.
‘All the Naga leaders representing different political organisations, groups or tribes must learn from their mistakes made in the past—the greed, jealousy and hatred towards one another—and embrace all; forgiving one another in the name of our Almighty God,’ it stated.
The union appealed to all the groups to unite for an honourable and lasting solution for all Nagas.
“The Konyak territory and jurisdiction shall not be used as a safe haven by any political groups/factions if the solution of the Nagas fails to compromise (sic) with the government of India. This is to reaffirm the ENPO standing resolution that any bloodshed, extortion, harassment or torture towards common citizens or leaders shall not be tolerated or negotiated in any manner. The union strongly reiterate to all groups and military forces to restrain from unnecessary blame games,” read the statement.
Also, it appealed to the government of India to start ‘acting’ on the Act East Policy and to maintain as well as extend the Free Movement Regime along the Indo-Myanmar border to enable cultural integration and development among the people on both sides of the border.