DIMAPUR, March 15 - Eastern Nagaland Peoples Organisation (ENPO) along with representatives of its federating units held a meeting with five Naga political groups (NPGs) at the Oking on Tuesday.
In order to entrench the political right of the people of Nagaland amid confusion arising out of gross political assumptions, the ENPO executive members along with the representatives of the federating tribal units met the Naga political groups, according to a joint statement issued by the groups.
The meeting was attended by leaders from GPRN/NSCN, NSCN (Reformation), NNC (Z Royim/V Nagi), NNC/NPGN (Hozheto/Tsanthungo), NNC/GPRN (Kiumukam/Hetoi) and ENPO leaders, the release said.
According to the statement, the NPGs and ENPO believed that the Government of India has made its position very clear on the political hurdles and challenges on the Naga integration at the moment. This, the joint release said, also implies that there has to be an honourable and acceptable political solution for the people of Nagaland. The Naga tribes transcending artificial boundaries are appealed that if the geo-political conditions do not integrate us physically at the present time, our unique customs, traditions, history and culture must be protected as they are inseparable.
Nevertheless, emotional integration of Nagas must continue and enable future Naga generations to progress and achieve the vision of our forefathers, the release added.
Basing on the principle of Naga unity first and political solution second, which was and continues to be the quest of ENPO since its formation, the ENPO appreciated the formation of the Working Group by NPGs to defend the inherent political right of Nagas, it stated.