WSYF adopts two-point resolution
Dimapur, Oct. 8 (EMN): The Western Sümi Youth Front (WSYF) has adopted two-point resolution pertaining to Lamhai Namdi village claiming the land of Kiyevi village and the indifferent attitude of the state government towards the plight of Kiyevi village.
The resolution to this effect was taken during its emergency meeting held on October 8 in Kiyevi village. A press release from WSYF stated that representatives from 10 Western Sümi Areas and 16 units under WSYF attended the meeting.
During the meeting, WSYF resolved to stand strong and reiterated on the press statement given by WSYF under Western Sümi Hoho on September 21 serving 3 week ultimatum to the state government. It stated that the state government and the people of Lamhai would be solely held responsible in the event of any unforeseen losses or if any lives of Naga brothers and sisters are lost out of the issue.
WSYF also resolved that it would neither “take away even an inch of land which does not rightfully belong to us nor will we let any encroachers take away even an inch of land which is rightfully ours.” It reaffirmed to protect and guard their land.
WSYF president, Mughavi Awomi, stated that it had served an ultimatum to the state government which would end on October 13. He cautioned that WSYF will take issue in its hands for which it will not be responsible if the government do not take any step.
Awomi has accused the government of creating tribalism within the Naga communities and shifting its responsibilities by earlier inviting 14 tribes and recently asking the CNTC and Tenyimi to resolve the issue.
He stated that it is not a land dispute as the land rightfully belongs to the people of Kiyevi village.
The WSYF has blamed the inability of the state government is settling issue and being discriminative and bias against the Sümi tribe. It felt that peace and order would have long been established in the tensed area and the Naga brothers and sisters would be living in peace and harmony with each other if the orders were implemented properly.
Assistant GBs of Kiyevi village namely Yevito Zhimo and Zheshito Swu also spoke in the meeting. Howoto Shohe, pastor of Kiyevi village, invoked God’s blessings and Otoka Yeptho, WSYF vice president, delivered the vote of thanks.