In a rebuff to Ao legislators’ appeal to the Ao Senden to “reconsider” the proposal from dissociating from Naga Hoho (NH), the Ao Senden Federal Council on Friday after a marathon meeting resolved to do so (disassociate).
In a press release, Ao Senden vice president O. Shilu Jamir and general secretary S. Panger Ao said the decision would remain until the Naga Hoho revoke its consent to grant Indigenous Naga Tribe status to Rongmei tribe in Nagaland. Ao Senden stated that the two Naga Hoho member tribes (Ao Senden and Sumi Hoho) along with Lotha Hoho comprising three Nagaland Tribes (CNTC) had served an ultimatum on Naga Hoho to take back its consent on Rongmei’s recognition as one of the Naga indigenous tribes of Nagaland. However, Senden said since the Naga Hoho chose to “undermine the same”, the three Hohos on August 24, 2016 resolved at a meeting, to disassociate its membership from the Naga Hoho.
Sumi MLAs appeal SH
The Sumi legislators have appealed to the Sumi Hoho to reconsider its decision to dissociate from the Naga Hoho in the interest of the Nagas as a whole. In a press release, minister of PWD (R&B), Y. Vikheho Swu, and minister of PHED, Tokheho Yepthomi, on behalf of the Sumi legislators, said, “Keeping in mind the ongoing Indo-Naga political dialogue where all the Nagas are stakeholders and equally responsible for the smooth and positive outcome of the political peace process and where any misunderstanding amongst the Naga family may jeopardize the political peace process.”
Further, the Sumi legislators also suggested that any issue within the Naga family should be resolved through discussion and consultation and not through other means.
NSCN (I-M) Kyong region
NSCN (I-M) Kyong region workers have appealed to the Lotha Hoho (LH) to reconsider its decision to disassociate from the Naga Hoho.
In a press release, NSCN (I-M) Kyong region caretaker/CAO, Chonbenthung Lotha, said the region, taking serious note of the issue, held a meeting on September 22, 2016 at Wokha to “deliberate and retrospect upon the matter.” CAO said the house recalled the “past positive contributions” of Lotha Hoho in the formation of the Naga Hoho as a pioneering member.
He said the Kyong region workers, after a detailed discussion, unanimously resolved to “sincerely appeal’ LH to reconsider its decision, in the larger interest of the Nagas and for the peaceful co-existence of the Lothas along with other Naga brothers and sisters.