Hoho reaffirms May 8 declarations
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 23 2010: The Naga Hoho, which is the apex body of all Naga bodies based in Nagaland, Burma, Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, has re-affirmed the five point declarations made on May 8 in its presidential council meeting held on May 22 at Kohima.

A press release issued by the Naga Hoho said that the presidential council meeting unanimously endorsed the declaration.

It said that there should be no room for misunderstanding over the declaration.

Represemntative from the the Naga Hoho, Ao Senden, Angami Public Organisation, Chakhesang Public Organisation, Pochury Public Front, Kyong Hoho, Rengma Hoho, Zeliangrong Interim Body, Tangkhul Hoho, Mao Council, Moyon Hoho, Chiru Union, Naga People's Organisation, Thangal Union, United Naga Council and Poumai Naga Union attended the presidential council meeting .

The resolutions adopted in the May 8 meeting at Dimapur, held that though the Nagas have been separated through colonial designs, 'we solemnly declare and affirm that we are one Nation and will stand together as a people.' It was also resolved that any attack on any of the Naga people will be considered as an attack on the Naga Nation.

'We consider the recent killings of our students (Mao Gate May 6), injury to hundreds of our innocent citizens and lootings and destructions of properties by the Manipur Government as an open declaration of war against the Nagas,' it said.

The Naga Hoho added that any harm done to the Nagas held 'hostage' in the valley of Manipur will be countered befittingly.