Naga Hoho expresses shock over Governor RN Ravi's speech on Statehood Day

Hoho in a statement stated, "What is more shocking is Ravi who is also the Interlocutor to the Indo-Naga peace talks seem to have been glorifying the controversial Naga Peoples’ Convention (NPC) and the creation of controversial statehood. The Nag...

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GUWAHATI: Apex body of naga tribes, Naga Hoho has expresses shock over speech of Nagaland Governor R N Ravi on the eve of 58th Statehood Day of Nagaland.

Hoho said that the Indian National Flag and Constitution are the pride of the people of India, so also Nagas do have our own flag and constitution.

Hoho in a statement stated, "What is more shocking is Ravi who is also the Interlocutor to the Indo-Naga peace talks seem to have been glorifying the controversial Naga Peoples’ Convention (NPC) and the creation of controversial statehood. The Naga Hoho cannot support such abusive statement from the interlocutor and therefore we out rightly condemn the statement made by him."


The hoho added" We never expected such antagonistic statement from a brilliant, intelligent and self respecting Interlocutor who is supposed to be a harbinger of peace. Regrettably, RN Ravi’s entire utterances are to create division among the Nagas in line with regional and artificial territory"

The organization said that no Governor in the past have resuscitated 16 Point Charter of Demands. "What prompted
you to take keen interest on the contentious issues after 57 years of statehood when Government of India and Naga negotiators are trying to resolve above 16 point resolution? Did the founding fathers of Nagaland state spend a single night in the jungle fighting for freedom and what they were doing when the 16 Point Charter of proposal/demand submitted to GoI? Do you think Naga problem is related to armed insurgencies and who started violence? Why GoI did signed another ceasefire Agreement in 1964 and 1997 if the 16 Point Resolution/proposal is final settlement? Who are the guns of people from outside the state of Nagaland inspired by Maoist ideology and tactics? Who raped our mothers and sisters and destroyed and burnt down scores of our churches? Is it not the occupational forces?

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Indeed, Naga political issue belongs to the Naga people alone and not outsiders. Which single entity is claiming the sole franchise over it? Who are the primary stakeholders on Naga issue? Are you not the one who created primary and secondary stakeholders? No doubt, heart of Nagaland beats in its villages where plebiscite was conducted in 1951. The Indian National Flag and Constitution are the pride of the people of India, so also Nagas do have our own flag and constitution. Who is talking contrary and peddling preposterous lies? . "

Hoho questioned , "Are you not the one who misinterpreted Framework Agreement? If the talks concluded on 31st October, 2019, why did GoI directed IB officials to engage in Indo-Naga peace talks after you have created divide and destroy policy? If Indo-Naga political issue is meant for the Nagas of Nagaland, where is your comprehensive inclusive political settlement and who is stopping or delaying the final agreement? Hon’ble Sir, please remember that Indo-Naga political problem is much older than you. No one is immortal and we will all die but Naga issue will remain ever green if we fail to find out amicable solution and bring to a logical conclusion with sheer political will."
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