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“Young people must be more sensitive to the Naga movement for self-determination” | MorungExpress

Naga Hoho General Secretary K Elu Edang speaking at the 3rd Poilwa Snail and Trout Festival in Peren District. (Photo Morung)

Our correspondent
Kohima | May 2nd

Naga Hoho General Secretary K Elu Edang said the Naga struggle for self-determination is a movement started by the Naga people against the forced occupation of India with a vision for a free Naga nation.

“Current generations have inherited from our elders. We did not create the movement. Therefore, young people must be more sensitive to the movement because you will inherit for better or for worse,” he said addressing the gathering at the recently concluded 3rd edition of the Snail Festival and of Poilwa trout under Peren district hosted by Mt Rhodendron. Adventure Club Poilwa.

Let us do our best so that posterity does not blame us for our failures, he said.

Naga political talks are going through a crucial stage as due to our division in all aspects of Naga society, negotiations have become complicated, he said.

“It’s like an old saying ‘too many cooks spoil the curry.’ From politicians to civil societies, to tribal Hoho and student bodies and especially the Naga National workers,” Ndang said.

India is responsible for all these divisions and therefore we must be careful how we speak and act lest we succumb to the trap of enemies, he said.

Ndang called on the people not to lose hope “but to trust and strengthen our leaders to negotiate what is best for our Naga people”.