In an interesting twist of events in trouble-torn Nagaland in North East India, Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) has demanded that separate state with name of “Frontier Nagaland” be carved out of present day Nagaland state comprising of four districts Tuensang, Mon, Kiphire and Longleng!
ENPO leaders maintain that they no longer can remain as part of the present Nagaland as the hope for development under the present condition is impossible. Naga tribes Konyak, Khiamniungan, Chang, Yimchunger, Sangtam and Phom are the main communities in the ENPO organisation.
So far no reaction has come from either the State Government of Nagaland or from any Naga civil organisation. Even the Naga underground organisations continue to remain silent on the issue.
This development is not sudden though, ENPO had been demanding various facilities like 25% job reservations for these four districts for long time now. They have actually renewed their separate state demand recently again and they will hold a rally on 7th January 2011 in these four districts to press for the separate state demand!
NSCN (I-M) as well as other faction of NSCN, Khaplang group are in ceasefire agreement with Indian government and holding peace talks for almost a decade separately, without any result so far.
NSCN (I-M) is demanding formation for ‘Greater Nagalim’ where they are demanding areas from Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh along with some areas from Myanmar, inhabited by Naga tribes.