Mokokchung, 5 March (MTNews): The Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organization (ENPO) has declared “Public Emergency” all over Eastern Nagaland “in view of the Government of India delaying to settle the offer for creation of Frontier Nagaland Territory through the Ministry of Home Affairs.

ENPO made this resolution during a joint coordination meeting with the tribal bodies and frontal organizations of Eastern Nagaland held at Hotel Cedar, Dimapur on 5 March.

The meeting also declared to strictly implement the 23 February 2024 Chenmoho resolution, “not to participate in any central and state election.” It also declared that the people of Eastern Nagaland shall not accede to any assurance that may come up with by the MHA to be implemented after the upcoming Parliamentary election process.

“As the next phase of public protest, there will be a dawn to dusk ban all over Eastern Nagaland on 8 March 2024 -to be followed by intensive protest,” the ENPO resolution further declared.
It was further declared that during the period of Public Emergency, there shall be no election campaign by any political party within Eastern Nagaland. “Any individual or group not adhering to the declaration would be doing so with their own risk whatsoever,” it cautioned.

Meanwhile, in view of the unresolved Frontier Nagaland Territory issue with the Government of India, it was also resolved that the present tenure of the ENPO executive shall be extended for another 3 month with effect from the date of declaration/adoption of the resolution.

The 5 March meeting also resolved that the ENPO constitution first amendment which was released on 23 February 2024 in Chenmoho village shall be rectified with all tribal presidents and one ENPO executive member, and reprinted.

The meeting resolution was appended by the president and general secretary of ENPO, as well as the presidents of Chang Khulei Setshang (CKS), Khiamniungan Tribal Council (KTC), Phom Peoples’ Council (PPC), Yimkhiung Tribal Council (YTC), Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF), Eastern Sumi Hoho (ESH), Konyak Union (KU), United Sangtam Likhüm Pümji (USLP), and Eastern Nagaland Women’s Organization (ENWO).

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