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Central team to visit Nagaland over ‘Frontier Nagaland’ demand

The Union Home Ministry Committee is likely to meet with leaders of the ENPO and talks team and memorandum signatories on Friday..

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 13 Dec 2022, 5:18 pm

(Representational Image: Unsplash)
(Representational Image: Unsplash)

A three-member committee team from the Union Home Ministry (MHA) constituted by the Central government to study Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation (ENPO) statehood demand issue will be arriving in Nagaland on Friday on a three-day visit.

The development comes nearly a week after a meeting was held between ENPO talks team with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital.

In view of the central team’s visit, the ENPO convened an emergency meeting of its Central Executive Meeting (CEC) at Tuensang.

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The MHA committee scheduled to arrive on Friday are AK Mishra (retired) IPS, advisor, Northeast MHA as leader; Dr Mandeep Singh Tuli, IPS joint director, Intelligence Bureau (IB) and AK Dhayani director Northeast division MHA.

According to reliable sources, on the day of their arrival, the committee is likely to meet with leaders of the ENPO and talks team and memorandum signatories.

The following day, the committee is scheduled to meet with seven tribal bodies followed by a meeting with ENWO/ENSF in the morning.

Later, the committee will have a joint meeting with Gaon Bursa, Doboshi, and Senior Citizens around 3 pm followed by other rounds of meetings with DC/SP/ and other state officials.

On Sunday, December 18, the committee will fly to Pansha where they (committee) are likely to be received by KTC leaders and leave Kohima.

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On August 26, 2022, the ENPO adopted a resolution of ‘not to take part in any election process of the Central and state until and unless a separate statehood- (Frontier Nagaland)- is granted by the Government of India, as demanded by the people of Eastern Nagaland under the aegis of ENPO.’

Seven tribal bodies, including the Chang Khulei Setshang (CKS), Khiamniungan Tribal Council (KTC), Konyak Union (KU), Phom People’s Council (PPC), United Sangtam Likhum Pumji (USLP), Tikhir Tribal Council (TTC) and Yimkhiung Tribal Council (YTC), endorsed the resolution.

The demand for “Frontier Nagaland” reportedly consists of four most backward districts with six major Naga tribes. The reason for such a movement is for the development and welfare of the people in eastern Nagaland.

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