Dimapur, February 27: The Naga Hoho today said that the contentious issue of Pan Naga Hoho (PNH) needs to be seriously pursued.
It opined that the PNH should be well defined organs for development of Naga areas and to work for Naga integration in future, but not merely a cultural body, which would directly benefit the Naga people in general irrespective of regions or areas and a precursor to the aspiration of the Nagas for integration.
“It is astounding to see that some organizations and political parties have started to express doubts and apprehension and went up to the extent of rejecting it, without even realizing the content and structure of PNH,” a press release issued by the Hoho stated.
Making the records straight, the Naga Hoho said that Naga people would not accept any agreement that would further divide the Nagas. “Any solution confined to a particular state/area will be nothing but rather the beginning of another new chapter of chaos in the Naga society,” it said adding, “The agreement must ensure that the Naga people are brought together under befitting political arrangement that would ensure the dignity and identity as a people”.
It urged the Nagas to embrace that the narrative of Naga historical and political rights includes Nagas everywhere. It said Nagas at this crucial juncture must acknowledge the necessity of safeguarding rich common heritage for which our founding fathers and mothers stood for against the repressive and oppressive forces.
Nagas had shoulder the responsibilities together as struggling people across the length and breadth of their land, it said adding the platform which integrates the Nagas from all the regions will definitely strengthen the Nagas all the more rather than weakening or overpowering certain regions by others.
“It is of the view that collective wisdom which evolves from the Pan Naga Hoho will serve the Nagas’ interests and aspirations in much broader ways and stronger terms. The collective expression made by Naga leaders and public of the past for united Nagaland is irrevocable, irreversible and indelible,” the statement said.
The Hoho further said inclusive and robust structure in the form of Pan Naga Hoho will give Nagas immense strength to address various issues in the larger interest of all sections of Naga family.
“When Nagas seek to liberate itself from oppressive and suppressive force, Nagas in their wisdom will never replete such repression and oppression by any leader or leadership. Therefore, Nagas having such a Pan Naga platform will be definitely liberating, empowering, ensuring the freedom and development of all sections of Nagas. The fear created by self or by others through one sided prejudice speculations need to be broadened,” it stated.
It asked the young Nagas not to be swayed by emotions but by applying their minds, searching their souls need to embrace the rich Naga common heritage that would take the Nagas towards freedom, progress and prosperity. It is high time young Nagas from various regions must urgently forge to build strong and grand Naga alliance harnessing the opportunity that is at hand, the Hoho said. (Page News Service)