Kohima: The Rengma Hoho on Friday announced its decision to conduct a sit-in dharna followed by a hunger strike, intensifying its demand for a separate district.

Through a release, Rengma Hoho president Pollem Tep and general secretary Sinhilo Thongseb said as per a resolution adopted during the 6th executive body meeting of the Rengma Hoho on November 29 in Kohima, the house has observed that its demand for Tseminyu District and the justifications thereof are matters in the clear knowledge and understanding of the state government.

It said that multiple memorandums and committee reports on creation or up-gradation of new administrative headquarters, as well as creation of new districts in the state, are at the disposal of the state government.

“However, in light of the state government’s indecision on the matter and in continuation with the series of events held till date in support of upgradation of Tseminyu Sub-division, the house resolved to conduct a sit-in dharna as its next phase of democratic agitation which will be followed by a hunger strike,” it informed.

The statement said the executive body meeting was attended by representatives of all the apex frontal Rengma organisations such as Rengma Students’ Union (RSU), Rengma Selo Zi (RSZ), Rengma Mothers’ Association (RMA), Rengma Officers’ Forum (ROF), Rengma Gaon Bura Federation (RGBF), Rengma Public Organisation Kohima (RPOK), Rengma Public Organisation Dimapur (RPOD), Rengma Public Organisation Chumukedima (RPOC), Rengma Village Council Chairmans Forum (RVCCF) and other seven range organisations.

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