Frontier Nagaland
File photo of protest demanding separate 'Frontier Nagaland'. Image credit - Eastern Mirror

Seven organisations of eastern Nagaland have reiterated their demand for a separate ‘Frontier Nagaland’ State.

Reaffirming their August 24, 2012 resolution wherein it was resolved that the demand for a separate State was ‘uncompromising’, the organisations said other than a separate Assembly no other form of arrangement would be acceptable for the people of eastern Nagaland under the aegis of Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO).

This was reaffirmed at a joint consultative meeting held in Mon district headquarters on July 3, 2018. The meeting was attended by seven organizations of eastern Nagaland – Chang Khulei Setshang, Khiamniungan Tribal Council, Konyak Union, Phom Peoples’ Council, United Sangtam Likhum Pumji, Yimchunger Tribal Council, ENPO and Eastern Naga Students’ Federation.

A joint statement signed by the presidents of these organisations stated that it was also strongly resolved and reiterated that “in the process of any eventuality that may appear to be detrimental (externally/internally) in its movement by any individual/organisations, or, the safety of the ENPO leaders, tribal and frontal organisation leaders if threatened in any manner over the demand shall not be tolerated, and the public of Eastern Nagaland shall initiate stern action as deemed fit.”

The meeting also unanimously affirmed that people of eastern Nagaland were peace-loving people and they would go any further for creating peaceful atmosphere in the region. They said any words spoken and any statement issued in the interest of peace should not be misconstrued by any individual or organisation.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com

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