Concerned Naga Senior Citizen
As a concerned Naga senior citizen I’m impelled to take this moment to acknowledge the Naga Hoho for their indefatigable support on the impending Indo-Naga political issue. The reason i put down this brief opinion about Naga Hoho is because of the indispensable responsibility and role to be played by the Naga Hoho at the outcome of the much awaited Indo-Naga political settlement. Which will take place in one form or another depending on how far the Government of India is prepared to build a new relationship with the Naga people? As we all know that, the present peace talks has to deliver political solution that will cover all the contiguous Naga territory under India’s forceful occupation. Naga Hoho being the only Apex Naga civil body that represent all the Nagas irrespective of artificial boundaries needs our encouragement and not otherwise.
The expedition of Naga Hoho as i observed since its inception and till today has come a long way despite of the never ending hiccups due to tribalism, groupism and regionalism inherent in the Naga society. Something every Naga citizens has contributed consciously and unconsciously and therefore, on this part we all have fallen short of being dignified as a “noble citizen” of Nagaland. In our greed to accommodate personal agenda and the never satiating thirst to control everything under the sun we have manipulated with vested interest into that of a “Naga problem” undermining the whole purposes, objectives and interest of Naga Hoho. We are in a situation where the ethics of listening and reasoning together is replaced with the chaotic race to overthrow one another drunk with self righteousness. This is such a shame which should be immediately self corrected and eradicated at the earliest.
Naga Hoho carries the burden of purposes, spirit and sentiments of all the Naga people and it will be devilish and an act of self betrayal to compromised or deviate from that cause. The movement for Naga integration and to live together all the Nagas under the same administration is the noblest objective of the Naga Hoho. We should be thankful to all the leaders who have served Naga Hoho in different capacities for their resoluteness and time tested political integrity in taking forward the interest of all the Nagas thus far. Despite of the never ending attempts to dislodge and destroy the very foundation of the Hoho by those elements averse to the success story of Naga Hoho painstaking effort, the consistent activism for Naga unity and lasting political solution is paying off.
The challenges ahead as Naga Hoho lead the Naga people to enter the new political dispensation will require unadulterated blessings and, an all out effort of every Naga political leaders, Churches, Naga intellectuals, Students, men and women and every countrymen of this God gifted Nagaland. Let us not be carried away by our transitory personal ambitions, but rather dwell together to the common good, interest and objectives that will strengthen the brotherhood of our people and towards resolving the long Indo-Naga political negotiation in the best way. Let us keep aside the efficiency in creating reactionary bodies but, let us nurture what we already have in the name of Naga Hoho. Time has come for the Naga people to show the world our unity in one body.