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Imphal, Dec 12: Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation (ENPO) is set to intensify its agitation demanding of a separate state for the Eastern Nagaland people which are to be carve out from the present Nagaland state.
A consultative meeting for all the tribal bodies and frontal organisations under the ENPO is called on December 21 to discuss the agenda for non participation in the forth coming Nagaland State Assembly Election scheduled to be held in March next year until the demand for separate state for state is not fulfilled.
As per a notification by the ENPO, the consultative meeting will be held at Tuensang head quarter on the day.
ENPO’s separate state envisages the four districts of Mon, Tuensang, Kiphire and Longleng. These districts bordering Myanmar account for 20 seats in the 60-member assembly. Six tribes including Konyaks, Phoms, Changs, Khiamniungans, Yimchungrus and Sangtams are inhabitants of these areas.
The demand for separate state in Nagaland comes at a time when the NSCN-IM is restructuring its administrative functionaries after getting green signals of a final settlement of the decades long political dialogue between the government of India and the outfit. The NSCN-IM is preparing for integration of all Naga inhabited areas of the North Eastern states.