Naga Hoho approves formation of Naga Common Platform

KOHIMA, Sept 9 – The apex body of Naga organizations, the Naga Hoho has approved the formation of ‘Naga Common Platform’. The decision was adopted in its Federal Assembly held at Kohima recently.

Naga Hoho secretary general Chuba Ozukum revealed that the Naga Hoho Federal Assembly discussed various pertinent issues concerning the Naga society. However, three main issues discussed were ‘Naga Common Platform’, Nagaland Village Council Act and Recognition of villages and tribes.

On the Naga Common Platform, he said that the Naga Hoho unanimously approved its formation and has decided to request the Convener and Secretary-designate of the platform to convene a meeting for further deliberation on the issue.

Taking serious note of the Nagaland Village Council Act, which was approved by the State Assembly recently, the Naga Hoho after thorough deliberation resolved to appeal the Nagaland Government to keep the Act in abeyance.

Expressing that the Act intends to put the tribal and village council hohos as statutory bodies, the House opined that the Act requires indepth discussion and deliberation before being implemented.

The Hoho has also resolved that it would recommend cases of establishment of villages and recognition of tribes in the State to the Government, if need arises.

On being asked about the Naga issue, he said that the Naga Hoho could not hold any discussion on the Naga political issue due to paucity of time but would take it up in the coming days.