Dimapur, February 12 (NE): Eastern Naga National Workers’ Union (ENNWU) decided on February Eleven to stand by Pan Naga Hoho and also declared that under no circumstances it would backtrack from the unanimous decision taken by all its members to strongly stand by Pan Naga Hoho “as agreed upon by both NSCN and Government of India.”
A notification said that this decision was taken at a meeting of the union which was held to discuss the importance of Pan Naga Hoho for the Nagas at the crucial juncture of Indo-Naga political talks that is close to signing of a political agreement. In a statement, ENNWU said the meeting took note of the fact that in the course of the long period of negotiations, it had been agreed upon by NSCN negotiating team and Government of India (GoI) that this statutory body would be established so that Nagas everywhere would be able to get together under one body and under the banner of Naga flag.
The union said it was highly impressed by the positive outcome of the Indo-Naga political talks on Pan Naga Hoho and Naga flag because the essence of the Naga nationhood and political movement was being kept alive under this arrangement. Elaborating that Pan Naga Hoho would enable the Nagas everywhere to come under one umbrella, the ENNWU leaders said they took this stand because they could not forget their brothers and sisters living in others areas like Arunachal, Assam, Myanmar, etc.
Further, it said that there was no need to develop any wrong concept because Pan Naga Hoho was simply a cultural body that would bring all Nagas under one banner and stand for welfare and development of all Nagas. ENNWU recalled the resolution taken by ENPO on December 18, 2007 at Tuensang supporting unification of all Nagas, regardless of territorial demarcation. The union said its stand was a reiteration of that resolution.
Meanwhile, the meeting was attended by NSCN (I-M) vice-president, Shri Tongmeth Wangnao and collective leadership members, Shri T.T. Among and Shri Moba Chang.