Eastern Nagaland districts
Eastern Nagaland districts. Image credit - www.telegraphindia.com

The Konyak Union advisory board council decided to abstain from attending the meeting of the Eastern Nagaland Legislators’ Union (ENLU) and Eastern Nagaland Peoples Organisation (ENPO) scheduled to be held at Kaziranga in Assam.

The decision was taken during an emergency meeting of the Konyak Union advisory board council held at Mon town in Nagaland.

The meeting at Kaziranga is scheduled to be held on September 25.

Informing this in a press statement issued by S. Howing, president and Wango Konyak, general secretary of the Konyak Union on Sunday said, “Further, the meeting has thoroughly discussed on the said sanction package towards the ENPO areas by GoI.”

During the meeting it was also “unanimously decided to unwaveringly oppose the special package unless written statement is obtained” from the government of India.

“In this regard, the Union is seeking the written statement on the said package which should not be in lieu of the Statehood demand,” the Union further stated.

The Konyak Union (KU) recently asserted that the demands for a separate state of Frontier Nagaland should be a part and parcel of the solution to the Naga political issue.

A resolution was taken in this regard by the KU during an executive meeting held on September 6.

The Union said the present districts in Eastern Nagaland have remained stagnant due to lack of development.

The ENPO has also been fighting for a separate ‘Frontier Nagaland’ state carving out of four underdeveloped districts including Tuensang, Mon, Longleng and Kiphire.

The Eastern Nagaland accounts for 20 seats in the 60-member Nagaland Assembly.

Six tribes including Konyaks, Phoms, Changs, Khiamniungans, Yimchungrus and Sangtams are inhabitants of these areas.

In a press note the KU recently stated, “The Naga political solution is a long awaited one and we want to savour its fruition but would it bring any succor to our youths is the question often asked and writ large on people faces.”

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