Still aspire for one political roof — TPO
Dimapur, Feb. 4 (EMN): Asserting that it still stands by the “ideology and principle of our pioneering leaders”, the Tenyimi People Organisation (TPO) has decided that Tenyimis shall continue to aspire to live together under one political roof “since our Tenyimi people and land remain dissected into three different states (Nagaland, Manipur and Assam)”.
This was one of the outcomes of a presidential council meeting of TPO held on February 1 in Kohima. A press release from the organisation on Tuesday informed that the meeting was fully represented by all the 10 constituent organisations and members of Board of Arbitrators (BOA).
“On the ongoing political dialogue, the TPO appeals to all parties concerned to put on play sincerity and truthfulness so that mutual respect rather than imposition becomes the foundation of a political settlement which is inclusive and lasting,” it stated.
The members also recalled the contributions and sacrifices made by the Tenyimi people towards the Naga political movement for self-determination; that, from the very outset “our people were in the frontline and had undergone all tribulations and loss”, it added.
The TPO also called upon all Naga tribe organisations to reconstitute a fully represented Naga Hoho, which shall work in the interest of the Naga people. The organisation, it stated, does not recognise the “so-called (current) officials of Naga Hoho”.
“…at present, the officials of Naga Hoho were not elected in tune with the Yehzabo but rather in contradiction of the very concept and principles of it. Besides, it totally violates Article 16 of the Yehzabo which sections determines election of office bearers.”
It also urged the BOA to resolve the land dispute at Kezoltsa/Kojürü/Kazing within six months.
The TPO decided to organise a general session at the earliest as the current tenure has expired. Poumai Hoho would host the confluence, it added.