NH concerned by political scenario facing Nagas in Arunachal

NH concerned by political scenario  facing Nagas in Arunachal
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Dimapur, August 12: The Naga Hoho (NH) has expressed concern over the present political scenario encountered by Nagas in Arunachal Pradesh, which it alleged is created by different Indian agencies.
In a statement, the NH said the Arunachal Naga Students ‘Federation had recently organized a programme for public consultation with the consent of the Joint Secretary of Home Ministry, Government of India in order to elucidate the flaming issue of Indo-Naga peace talk vis-à-vis the recognition of unique identity of the Nagas. The programme was arranged for the Naga people in Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL), which, the NH said, could have benefited immensely and would have given a detailed idea on the inclusion of TCL areas in the ongoing peace talk.
The NH lamented that unfortunately on August 9, the meeting at Deomali could not be held owing to warning letter served to the ANSF leaders by Eastern Naga National Government (ENNG) and various agencies “that have been working against the interest of the Nagas to sabotage such programme.”
“Naga Hoho regrets that the keen initiatives and efforts of ANSF for the wellbeing of TCL areas in particular and the Nagas in general have been discouraged and subdued many a times,” it said.
Stating that it cannot blame the GoI entirely as many “of our own people are found to be working for petty personal interest leaving aside the Naga national interest,” the NH was of the view that a crucial time has come for the Nagas wherever they are to take a stand and decide what is the best option for the Nagas, forgoing one’s own selfish interest, ambition and opportunity etc. It appealed to the Naga people in TCL areas to lend fullest support to ANSF and the TCL People’s Forum as they are fostering for a brighter future.
The NH also urged the Naga political groups who are working in Arunachal Pradesh to strategize with renewed vision towards bringing the people together and to make them understand the essence of our inherent political rights for self determination.
“Political groups or cadres should not be an obstacles or terror for our own brothers and sisters, rather we must learn to live and work together on the basis of give and take in the interest of Naga people as a whole,” it said while, adding the NH is ever ready and shall always facilitate towards the struggling leaders of ANSF and the people of Tirap, Changlang and Longding. (Page News Service)