Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organization, ENPO President R.Tsapikiu Sangtam speaking to Nagaland Tribune, condemned the Aug 15 firing incident and said the incidents were totally contrary to the Dec 18, 2007 ‘Tuensang Summit Resolution’, based on people’s desire for peace and tranquility within ENPO jurisdiction.
On Dec 18, 2007, the ENPO had resolved that there should be no bloodshed, threat, intimidation, or any form of violence within ENPO jurisdiction.
“This is not good we already have a record of 2007 of ENPO resolution that no faction should come and disturb our region. When the sentiments are hurt automatically the Eastern people will not cooperate. We have already passed a resolution in 2007 and we will stick to that.” said Sangtam.
Sangtam, said the Eastern Naga people are not happy with the continuous violation of the Dec 2007, ENPO resolution in spite of repeated requests to all the factions. It said the Eastern people will not tolerate any kind of violence or disturbance in its region
“In spite of repeated requests if the people are going to violate like this, I think we have to decide some course of action. We are not happy. No matter which group faction they are we don’t want this kind of disturbance in our region. When People’s sentiments are hurt automatically some decision we will have to take.” he added and informed that the ENPO Executive Council will soon have a sitting and decision will be taken for its next course of action.
Exchange of fire between the Assam Rifles and NSCN-K Yung Aung on the morning of Aug 15, Independence Day, in Nyasha Village of Mon district injured two AR Rifle jawans. One jawan was said to be in critical condition. The jawans were airlifted to Jorhat.