Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Konyak leaders meet NPGs on statehood demand

Konyak Union and Konyak elders have reminded Konyaks from various Naga political groups (NPGs) to consider ENPO sentiment for a Frontier Nagaland state in the event of early Naga settlement.
KU president Tingthok Konyak and general secretary Manpangk Wangyen informed that this sentiment was conveyed during a meeting with the leaders from various NPGs along with regional authorities at Mon Hqs on November 17 & 18, 2022. At the meeting, KU said the house deliberated and “understood” that Frontier Nagaland state demand was an aspiration of ENPO areato “fulfil economic and administrative demands of its region” and should not be misconstrued or misinterpreted. KU further said “The house understood that both the issues at hand were for a just cause.”
It also said Konyak leaders who were among negotiating parties such as NSCN (I-M) and NNPGs apprised the house on the current status of “Indo-Naga” political talks vis-à-vis Naga solution. KU said the house also deliberated at length on Naga solution and the possible implication it could have on the Konyak Naga tribe and the Nagas at large.
The signatories said the house welcomed the sense of unity and understanding among Konyak leaders from various NPGs in coming together at the invitation of KU for a meeting. KU expressed happiness and satisfaction at the recently concluded Kolkata Conclave between NSCN (IM) and 7 NNPGs– on October 17 and 18, 2022, at the initiative of Forum for Naga Reconciliation.
Meanwhile, KU said the meeting reaffirmed Naga Unity as a matter of utmost importance for all Nagas sans existing geo-political demarcations and to wholeheartedly support an early Naga political solution. The house also reaffirmed December 18, 2007 Tuensang resolutions to maintain peace and unity in ENPO area in particular and all Naga inhabited areas in general.

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