GUWAHATI: Naga Hoho (NH), the apex tribal body of Nagas in Nagaland, has asked the state government here not to repeat previous mistakes while creating the proposed Karbi Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council (KAATC) in Assam.
Earlier, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Karbi peace accord was in its final stage and would be signed very soon.
It said that no Naga area should be included under the purview of the proposed KAATC.
NH president HK Zhimomi and speaker Moa Imchen requested the parties involved in the talk to take into consideration the facts before inking the final pact.
NH said that the “past mistake of ignoring land boundary issue” among various communities in Karbi Anglong should not be repeated to avoid any possible misunderstanding and dispute in the future.
NH urged the Centre and Assam government to take into account all stakeholders before signing any agreement in the near future.
Further, the hoho pointed out that the ongoing political talk between the government of India and the Naga people should be respected with serious consideration.
It added that the agreement, if any, reached between the government of India and the state of Assam with regard to KAATC should not hamper the over 20 years long “Indo-Naga” political talk.