Solve Nagaland-Manipur dispute by traditional means, says tribal body

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Kohima: The Tenyimi People’s Organization (TPO), a high-ranking organization of the Tenyimi tribes in Nagaland and Manipur, said the best way to resolve a border dispute between two northeastern states is to respect traditional ownership.

In a statement, TPO President Timikha Koza said that more than five years have passed since the signing of the “Arbitration Agreement” by the three parties in 2017 on the territories of Kazoltsa, Koziirii, Kazingand Dz- kou. Agreeing that the dispute will be resolved. Naga should be solved in the traditional way.

It said the contesting parties were Nagaland’s Southern Angami Public Organization (SAPO) and Mao Council and Manipur’s Maram Khullen .

Since then, the TPO has made it clear to the two state governments through various communications that it has no intention of interfering in the affairs of the states and their territories, but only misunderstandings within the Tenyimi tribes and Trying to resolve conflicts.

“Despite all these appeals and communications, the Manipur government is bent on thwarting the good intentions of the people working for peaceful resolution of disputes and restoration of healthy relations between all concerned,” the TPO alleged. Applying

It said that this was a complete disregard and illegitimate intention of the Manipur government, which provoked the SAPO to call for closure.

The SAPO has been holding an indefinite shutdown on the issue since March 23.

The TPO said the best way to maintain peace and social harmony is to respect traditional property and resolve disputes without trying to impose state boundaries.

Meanwhile, the Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO), which is enforcing the bandh in the southern Angami areas, said that the Manipur government had disbanded its main organization after removing its armed personnel from the disputed area of ​​Kezoltsa. Will give

Speaking to reporters at the Kimipfuphe Ground in KigwemaVillage, Kohima District, SAYO President Metekhrielie Mejura said he wondered why the Manipur government was reluctant to withdraw its forces, which had “illegally” targeted Kezoltsa. As “occupied”.

“Despite all the polite and courteous methods of withdrawing the armed personnel and stopping any development activities, they never paid any attention. That is why we have called for an indefinite shutdown to address this issue.” Has been brought to the streets, ”said Mejura.

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