DIMAPUR, JUNE 12: The Naga Hoho (NH) has hit out at the statement made by State BJP president Temjen Imna Along to a TV news channel that any solution to the Naga political solution should be under the Constitution of India and it should be under the Indian Union.
In an interview with NE Live on June 10, the State BJP president had said, “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.”
This statement, the NH said, “totally negates the uniqueness of Naga political history which is unacceptable to the Naga people”.
The NH stated that despite commitments by successive Prime Ministers of India assuring a long lasting political solution to the protracted Indo-Naga political problem beyond past agreements, peace and tranquility seems to elude the Nagas till today due to various reasons from within and without.
“What stands witness today is some influential Naga leaders refused to accept the realities of the Naga people’s political movement but harping to toe the line of the oppressors”, it claimed.
On Imna Along’s statement, the NH said the State BJP president 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, it said, 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. 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 it the Naga peoples’ struggle for more than 70 years is to be under the Constitution of India?” it asked.
Meanwhile the Naga Hoho has welcomed the formation of the Core Committee on Naga political issue by the State Government under the convenorship of State Chief Minister “provided they are committed to resolve Naga political problem with the best interest and sincerity.”
“We hope that through the intervention of the Core Committee, it will be able to break the stalemate between the Government of India and political negotiators and to bring unity among different Naga Political Groups. It is our sincere belief that 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”, it added. (Page News Service)