Kohima, June 12 (NEx): The Naga Hoho while welcoming the formation of the Core Committee on Naga Political Issue by the state government, condemned and denounced the statement of BJP President, Nagaland Imna Along on the Naga Issue.
The Naga Hoho in a press statement said that it welcomes the core committee provided they are committed to resolve Naga political problem with the best interest and sincerity, and hopes that through the intervention of the Committee, it will be able to break the stalemate between the Government of India and political negotiators and bring unity among different Naga Political Groups.
The Hoho stated that despite commitments by successive Prime Ministers of India assuring for a long lasting political solution to the protracted Indo-Naga political problem beyond past Agreements, peace and tranquillity seems to elude the Nagas till today due to various reasons from within and without.
Meanwhile, condemning the statement made by State BJP President, Temjen Imna Along, in an interview with a regional TV Channel on June 10th, 2021, quoted as saying, “We know that, any solution that would come should be under the constitution of India and it should be under the Indian union. So anything that is good for the Naga people under the constitution of India should be pursued and should be done with”, the Hoho said that it totally negates the uniqueness of Naga Political history which is unacceptable to the Naga people.
The Hoho also mentioned that influential Naga leaders refused to accept the realities of the Naga people’s political movement but harping to toe the line of the oppressors and added that Along has literally ignored the existence of Naga nationhood and her political rights and further undermined thousands of precious lives who have fallen in the hands of occupationist which only exhibits his ignorance about his own identity. He further eroded the leaders of different Naga political groups both past and present and the Naga intellectuals as if they are all stooges, it said.
“Why there was Armed Conflicts all over Naga areas and why there is Peace Talks for the last more than 23 years even after creation of statehood through 16 Point Agreement? Is the Naga people’s struggle for more than 70 years to be under the Constitution of India?”, the Hoho questioned.
Naga Hoho further stated that it believes the Naga society would be restored and see a new dawn once the sixty elected members convince the people in their respective constituencies to stand together as one people towards bringing Indo-Naga political problem to a logical conclusion.