Sumi community of Eastern Nagaland under the banner of Eastern Sumi Hoho (ESH) has appealed to the Government of India to “protect the interest and uphold the desire and aspiration of the Sumi tribe of Eastern Nagaland to continue to live under the jurisdiction of the present Nagaland state.”
In a representation to Prime Minister, through chief minister Nagaland, ESH president VikatoYeptho and general secretary Z. Robert Heeto said it was the decision and choice of eastern Sumis “to remain with the present Nagaland state” be respected and honoured in the event the ENPO demand was “considered by the government of India.”
ESH also claimed that in the ENPO demand for “Frontier Nagaland Statehood”, the census of the Sumi tribe of Eastern Nagaland, topography, demography were being incorporated in the State demand submitted to the Government of India.
However, ESH pointed out that Eastern Sumi public under Eastern Sumi Hoho, at the general public meeting held on October 25, 2022 at Nikiye village Kiphire district “unanimously resolved that Sumi tribe of Eastern Nagaland shall continue to exist under the jurisdiction of the present Nagaland state socially, economically, politically, administratively.”
Highlighting its history and existence, the hoho said that the right to life and personal liberty was a fundamental right guaranteed to all the citizens of India and therefore their choice was to remain with the present Nagaland state.
11-member ENPO team leaves for Delhi to meet HM
DIMAPUR, DEC 1 (NPN): An 11-member delegation from of the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO), led by its president R. Tsapikiu Sangtam including talk team members left for Delhi on Thursday to meet Union Home minister Amit Shah.
As reported in Nagaland Post, union home minister Amit Shah had invited ENPO members/talk team for a meeting in Delhi on December 3, to discuss on the ‘Frontier Nagaland’ Statehood demand.
State chief minister Neiphiu Rio and some of his cabinet colleagues will also be attending the meeting.