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Only way forward is to settle differences within Naga family — Naga Hoho

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By EMN Updated: Oct 15, 2021 10:13 pm
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Dimapur, Oct. 15 (EMN): The Naga Hoho passed several resolutions on issues varying from its dissociated units to Indo-Naga peace process to Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), at its 1st Federal Assembly held in the Conference Hall of Hotel Saramati in Dimapur, on Friday.

The update from the hoho informed that the federal assembly was attended by its affiliated units, sub-ordinate bodies and special invitees from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Myanmar. It also expressed gratitude to Lotha Public Organisation and Sumi Aphuyemi Hoho, Pughoboto for attending it as special invitees.

The house unanimously resolved to pursue and mediate for early Indo-Naga political solution on the basis of Framework Agreement signed on August 3, 2015. It stated that it stands firmly on the foundation of Naga movement and the historical rights.

Asserting its believes that Nagas are ‘one’, the house said “the only way forward is to settle our differences through dialogue within the Naga family and to be unified in purpose by agreeing to converge at a non-negotiable position for recognition of the identity of the Nagas and integration of Naga ancestral homeland”.

“The house resolved to pursue with all the dissociated units of Naga Hoho to reconsider their decision and work towards larger interest of the Naga people and to strengthen the hands of Naga Hoho,” read the statement.

On the Nagas of Assam, it resolved to appeal to the government of Assam not to further divide the Nagas living in Assam with special reference to Rengma Hills following the signing of Karbi Peace Accord.

It also condemned and denounced the order of the government of Arunachal Pradesh for removing the word ‘Naga’ from the recognised tribes in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts, saying that Naga people have been living in their ancestral Naga homeland in these districts since time immemorial.

The house went on to adopt a resolution to demand removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in all Naga-inhabited areas by pursuing with appropriate authorities and forums.

The federal assembly also endorsed the executive council of Naga Hoho to reconstitute the political affairs committee to work hand in hand with the hoho for early settlement of the Naga political issue.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 15, 2021 10:13:16 pm