NEIPF draws attention of North East states to address inter state boundaries with utmost care

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Imphal: Nagaland Indigenous People’s Forum (NEIPF) has drawn the attention of the North East states to address the inter state boundaries with utmost care and urges to give preference to the indigenous peoples in the settlement.

This was among four articles of ‘Diphupar Declaration’, a resolution taken with the formation of the new executive body of the indigenous people’s forum on the concluding day of two-day second annual conference of the North East Indigenous People’s Forum (NEIPF), on Saturday.

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The conference was hosted by Nagaland Indigenous People’s Forum (NIPF) at North East Zone Cultural Center, Diphupar, Chumukedima.

Following the deliberations from the delegates, resource persons, scholars, intellectuals and representatives of various organisations, the conference resolved to present a declaration to the people of the region, NEIPF and NIPF said.

The declaration says North East Indigenous People’s Forum will continuously thrive for the creation of a conducive atmosphere for the indigenous peoples of the North East States for sharing common interest and issues.

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It says the forum will make an endeavour in the pursuit of preserving indigenous traditional values and cultural practices.

The forum also demands assurance for ensuring and making the indigenous people a stakeholder in every decision concerning the people and the land, says the third article.

The new executive body of the indigenous people’s forum constitutes Anup Chetia as chairman, Dr Lima Jamir and Tage Lapung as vice- chairmen, N. Ibungochoubi as general secretary.

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