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Nagaland: Frontier Tribes Look Forward to Amit Shah's Jan Visit

Amit Shah will visit Nagaland next January to resolve a decade old demand for a separate state by seven tribes of the state..

Nagaland: Frontier Tribes Look Forward to Amit Shahs Jan Visit

Sentinel Digital Desk

KOHIMA : A delegation of 11 of ENPO and Rajya Sabha PM from Nagaland, visited Union Home Minister Amit Shah in his residence in New Delhi to discuss about the statehood demand for Frontier Nagaland.

Amit Shah will visit Nagaland next January to resolve a decade old issue by seven tribes of the state. A demand by seven tribes for a separate state, Frontier Nagaland has been evocating the BJP since 2012. Nitin Gadkari, the former president of BJP assured these backward tribes a separate state for them back in 2012.

In the recent meeting, with the Eastern Nagaland People's Organisation (ENPO) leaders Amit Shah ensured that time-bound measures will be adopted to resolve the grievances in the region. ENPO is currently looking after the movement for the creation of Frontier Nagaland. Shah stated that the appeal for a separate establishment is understood by the government.

These backward tribes did not take any initiative in the Hornbill festival this year. According to the ENPO statement, Union Home Minister has highlighted cordial, lawful and sustainable solution for Eastern Nagaland, which will be finalised after consultation with the people of Eastern Nagaland and Nagaland state government. Shah will be visiting Nagaland in January 2023.

The six eastern districts are - Mon, Kiphire, Longleng, Tuensang, Shamator and Noklak. There are 17 major tribes in these districts, among which Konyak, Chang, Yimkhiung, Sangtam, Phom, Khiamniungan and Tikhir are urging for a separate state. The meeting where the grievance were discussed was attended by BJP MP S Phangnon Konyak and two former MPs, Asungba Sangtam and Wangyuh Konyak. The ENPO declared the meeting as a successful one.

The ENPO leaders stated that, Shah acknowledged the contribution of the Eastern Nagaland this far, and he also mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also aware and appreciates the cooperation of the people with the government. The demand for separate state has gained enough momentum as 20 MLA's from the region decided to not show any participation from their end until the demand is fulfilled.

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