Wednesday, May 31, 2023

SAPO lifts restriction on Mao community

Southern Angami Public Organisation (SAPO) on Monday announced its decision to lift the restriction imposed on Mao community within its jurisdiction with effect from March 21, 2023. The restriction on Maos was imposed from the midnight of December 15, 2022.
SAPO president Er. Tepul Hopovi and general secretary Swelul Pucho said the decision was taken following the advice given by its parent body– Angami Public Organisation (APO). SAPO said that APO at an extraordinary meeting held on March 17, resolved to take over the contentious SAPO matter at hand. The meeting was attended by executive members, presidents of all frontal organisations, advisory board members and intellectuals.
SAPO said the restrictions were imposed on Mao community to protest the “unfair occupation” of Manipur government’s armed forces and imposing CrPC 144 within the heart of Kezoltsa, currently in dispute, with the “deliberate intention to construct roads and carry out other development activities, slyly.” SAPO said interference of Manipur government conniving with Mao council was “reacted in distaste as traditional lands straddle towards each other’s arbitrarily drawn political boundaries.”
According to SAPO, it never objected to Manipur government holding its “Cherry Blossom Festival”, setting up of a Manipur government school or other government funded projects and developments at Okhro Ikhro, which it said traditionally belonged to Maos “though technically is in Nagaland.” SAPO appreciated the magnanimity of Nagaland government for awarding 16 Nagaland government jobs to Mao traditional landowners at TB Hospital Khuzama, respecting traditional landowners, and other privileges extended to the community on the basis of brotherhood, in spite of Article 371(A) strictures.
Meanwhile, SAPO also met with Nagaland chief minister and expressed gratitude for his concern on the issue. SAPO reiterated that redrawing political boundary of Nagaland or Manipur was not in its agenda, but it looked forward to resolving the existing land dispute traditionally.


Don't Miss

Kohima-Jessami road: KVC for resumption of works

Kikruma village council (KVC) Phek district has appealed to the NHIDCL, Project Management Unit (PMU)- Pfutsero to resume construction works and maintenance of Kohima-Jessami...

State logs 1 fresh case of Covid

Nagaland on Monday recorded one fresh case of Covid-19 pushing the total caseload to 36026.According to health department bulletin, the fresh case was reported...

LOUs of LH-2 holds first coordination meeting

The first coordination meeting of Land Owners Unions of National Highways-2 was held at Sumi Community Hall, Majkong Ward, Mokokchung Town under the banner...

WDCCI information on ILP

Wokha District Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WDCCI) has informed all non-indigenous people engaged in business activities and all those skilled, unskilled labours including...

‘Large population an asset’: Moatoshi

Advisor of Labour, Employment & Skill Development and Excise, Moatoshi Longkumer, on Monday said there was a time when large population was considered a...

Nagaland on development track under Modi-led BJP govt: Temjen

Nagaland minister and state BJP president Temjen Imna Along on Monday claimed that Nagaland was on the track of development and progress under the...

Office vandalism: NSF stages sit-in protest; threatens to intensify stir

Mounting pressure on the state government, NSF on Monday launched staged a sit-it protest outside the vandalised office in protest against the state government’s...

Savagery in Delhi

Caught in a bind