Monday, August 15, 2022

Naga Hoho appeals to Nagas to rise above negativity

Naga Hoho (NH) emphasised that the Naga political solution must be for lasting peace in Naga homeland and appealed to Naga people of all ages and professions to rise above any negativity or fictitious apprehensions.
NH in a statement cautioned that the prevailing groupism, tribalism and regionalism had no future and could not bring about any tangible solution towards common aspirations. It also stressed that the common goal should not be interpreted to suit one political group’s interest as it would only help succeed the schemes of the “adversaries to delegitimise our legitimate right”. The rambling noises emanating from our own land were polarising the Naga social fabric and created an environment of fear and uncertainty, especially to the younger generations The young Nagas today deserved a peaceful environment to grow and progress in line with the rest of the world, the statement spelt out.
NH therefore appealed to all political groups, including civil society organisations, to avoid further counter-press statements targeting each other but sit across the table and thrash out differences to bring about a lasting political solution. It also urged Nagas to take into account the emerging political dynamic across the globe and the realities of geo politics evolving in Asian theatre and explore new thinking to realise our common aspiration for dignity.
“The Naga people’s hope for political solution is for inclusive and honourable settlement at the earliest. We must learn from the past mistakes which must make us wiser today,” the hoho stated, reminding that the wise said “when two brothers fight to death, a stranger inherits their property”.
Whatever might be the reasons for misunderstanding and disagreement among the families, the hoho exhorted the people as fellow compatriots not to fall into the trap of the enemy. It alleged that the adversarial forces was exerting more influences and flexing muscles today through their hegemonic neo-imperialist agenda of cultural entrapment and inducement not because Nagas had lost sight of their political history and rights but because of disunity and divisions within the society by prolonged adversarial strategies that had complicated the complex Naga political issue.
NH reminded the Nagas that they were one people wherever they were, not by circumstances but by blood. It urged them not to allow any authority on earth to divide them either emotionally or physically.
Nagas were bound to be together till eternity as it was God-given natural right and aspiration. Therefore, it called for collectively finding out a way for unity of purpose so that lasting peace with acceptable political solution to our land could be ushered in. NH also appealed to all the Nagas to contribute one’s intellect and resources towards inclusive unity of all Nagas across the length and breadth of Naga homeland to bring about a lasting peace.


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